September 18, 2015

Kristen Roush, an eighth-grade teacher at La Paz Intermediate School in Mission Viejo, Calif., will serve no jail time after the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation were able to get all charges of lewd and lascivious acts against her dropped.

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Criminal Attorney David Wohl

Ms. Roush was charged with four felony counts of committing lewd acts with a student under California Penal Code Section 288(c)(1). If convicted of these charges, our client could have faced 5 years in prison, and she would have been required to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.

Represented by Wallin & Klarich Attorney David Wohl, all charges of lewd acts against Ms. Roush were dismissed Friday in Harbor Court.

“We left no stone unturned as we investigated this case and came up with numerous witnesses who refuted the outrageous claims of the young alleged victim,” Attorney Wohl said.

In addition to an extensive investigation, Attorney Wohl was able to produce a psychological report that showed Ms. Roush did not fit the sexual profile of someone who would commit this type of crime.

After providing this exculpatory evidence to the prosecution, all child molestation charges were dismissed. Ms. Roush entered a guilty to plea to one misdemeanor battery charge. She will serve no jail time and a brief period of formal probation.

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Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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