In the Chicago Tribune feature, divorce and family law partner Enrico Mirabelli discusses the impact of witness credibility, especially when referring to the timeliness of a case. Mirabelli represented State Representative Robert Rita fifteen years ago when the state rep. was accused of assaulting and threatening his then girlfriend. Rita was acquitted of the charges against him after being found not guilty in 2003, but conversations surrounding the case have resurfaced during his current campaign. Mirabelli notes the impact of the accuser coming forward in a timely manner, as witness credibility can suffer when recalling events that took place many years ago, potentially making the case much more difficult and drawn out. This case serves as a prime example of its impact.
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