The objective of Dani Alves is to get out of prison as soon as possible, for which the Brazilian soccer player hired a new lawyer, it is about Cristóbal Martell, a well-known figure in Barcelona for having worked with different public figures from different media, including football, since Martell was a lawyer for Lionel Messi.
It is not a change of lawyer, but a kind of reinforcement, so that the footballer will continue working with his main lawyer, Miranda Puente, who took the case of the soccer player since Friday, January 20, when the player was attacked at the Barcelona airport to be transferred to testify.
The legal situation of Dani Alves has worsened in recent days, since the player has given three different statements, so that he has fallen into a world of contradictions, and his versions They do not match the videos that authorities have investigated.
Who is Cristobal Martell, Dani Alves’ new lawyer?
Cristobal Martell is a Venezuelan lawyer, based and trained in Barcelona. He graduated from the University of Barcelona in 1986 and is a specialist in criminal law. He has gained great prestige not only for having defended Messi when he was accused of tax evasion and fraud, but also to Jordi Pujol, former president of the Generalitat, accused of corruption.
He has also worked with the former treasurer of the Popular Party, Álvaro Lapuerta, and with the former president of Barcelona, Josep Lluis Núñez, so that Martell could be said to work “with the bad guys” and usually reach agreements that benefit their clients.
Martell’s main task is to get Dani Alves out of prison
Before Alves hired the Venezuelan lawyer and his firm, Dani Alves’ defense managed to have the South American transferred to another prison, for “security reasons”, so that now He has more privacy, since he is in an individual cell.
The next step for the defense, now with Cristobal Martell, is to negotiate the player’s release while the rape investigation continues. Alves is in pretrial detention because the Catalan authorities consider that there is a high risk of escape, for which reason there is no bail.
However, it is expected that the player’s reinforced defense will process an appeal that allows him to be released from prison. on bail, in addition to the prohibition to leave the country by withdrawing their passport.
If the Catalan justice agrees to it, Alves He could be released from prison and continue to investigate under house arrest in the next few hours or days.