Charlotte, NC: Attorney Mark Foster obtained a jury acquittal on all charges for his client charged with statutory rape of a child and taking indecent liberties with a child. Due to the seriousness of the charges and the client’s prior criminal record, the client was held in jail while awaiting trial and was facing mandatory life imprisonment without parole if found guilty. Foster’s successful defense of his client focused on the total lack of medical, scientific, or physical evidence corroborating the alleged victim’s claims. The jury agreed with Foster’s argument that the prosecution had failed to carry its burden of proving the case beyond a reasonable doubt. As a result, the client was released from jail later that day.