Alleged rape charge: Dani Alves’ defence will claim he was intoxicated

Introduction to this article:
The article discusses the upcoming trial of Brazilian footballer Dani Alves for an alleged rape charge, and his defense strategy based on claiming that he was too drunk to know what he was doing at the time of the incident.

The Allegations

The ex-Sevilla and Barcelona right-back is set to stand trial for the alleged rape, which is said to have taken place in a Barcelona nightclub bathroom on the 30th of December 2022. The victim’s lawyer is seeking the full 12-year sentence and €150k in damages, while Alves has changed his testimony on multiple occasions.

The Defense Strategy

Alves’ defense team plans to use a drinks receipt as evidence and call on his wife, Joana Sanz, to testify that he was intoxicated and therefore unaware of his actions. They are aiming for at least a reduced sentence by claiming his intoxication impaired his judgment. This strategy suggests they may seek a plea deal rather than a complete acquittal.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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