Deaf Man's Bid to Dismiss Criminal Charge Fails

, New York Law Journal

A judge in the Bronx has refused to dismiss forcible touching charges lodged against a deaf man, while acknowledging the extraordinary difficulty the defendant's attorney has communicating with a client who can't hear, doesn't read or write and doesn't know sign language.

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Originally appeared in print as Exam Ordered to Gauge Deaf Man's Ability to Aid His Defense