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Client and his girlfriend were involved in a mutual combat fight. They had both been drinking and my client had more injuries than his girlfriend. Despite his girlfriend telling the police that she did not want to prosecute, the officers still filed charges on him. It took time, but we were eventually able to work out a deal to get his case dismissed.
As usual, this was a one-sided investigation and the police officers automatically believed the man was the aggressor. Despite his wife being intoxicated, telling the officer that she was assaulting him, and that she did not want to prosecute, they took our client into custody and charged him with assault family violence. If we had not dismissed the case, he could have had serious consequences and potentially lost his job.
This situation was definitely “over-charging” by the police officers. This was a family holiday dinner gone really badly (we’ve all been there). Officers were called to the scene. People had been drinking and arguing and there was an accident. It took some time, but we were able to get my client’s charges dismissed and we are now getting her charges expunged.
Ex-Wife of my client trying to obtain sole custody of the children / Lead investigating officer fails to contact the treating physician to learn that the child essentially had no injuries/ Prosecutors found out the child did not suffer from serious injuries and still moved forward on the case and bluffed up until the day before trial
Soon to be ex-wife made completely false allegations. No evidence of choking at all. The investigating officers were friends of the ex-wife and completely slanted the case in her favor. Not surprisingly, a Precinct 4 case.
Heated argument lead to mutual combat between husband and wife. Officers arrested the man. Client agreed to domestic violence counseling and the case was dismissed.
Police officers failed to adequately secure the evidence in the case and questioned my client without reading his Miranda warnings. His wife had also told the police she did not want to prosecute.
After retrieving the video recordings from the police, we found evidence that his girlfriend had actually told the police that my client had not in fact pointed a weapon at her. One of the officers at the scene claimed that he had evidence that this happened, but had not in fact spoken with the alleged victim of the offense.
Case dismissed the day before trial. The prosecution refused to realize that this was a mutual combat situation up until the very last minute. People are allowed to defend themselves. Just because someone got hurt does not make that person the “victim”. We repeatedly come across the scenario where the person that “lost” becomes the victim because the police don’t do a proper investigation.
After repeated efforts by the alleged victim requesting that charges be dropped and admitting to the prosecutor that she had taken pills and 3 vodkas, the state still moved forward with trial. If that was not enough, we discovered in the middle of trial that the officer had a recording of the entire investigation that was never turned over to us. The recording did not support the prosecution. Client happily went home a free man.
Client trying to leave a heated argument with his wife and she decides to sit on his truck bumper as he is trying to pull out of the driveway. Well, (you guessed it) she fell off the truck. Cops arrested him for assault family violence.
We showed that he victim made up her story trying to frame my client for something he did not do. The officers looked at my client’s prior record and did not take the time to evaluate the truth of the allegations.
“Victim” called 911 and stated that my client had pulled a gun and aimed it at his face. After our investigation, we showed the prosecutor that there was no gun and no witness in the middle of the day in stop and go traffic.
Our client was an army vet that in fact had entered a fight between a man and his wife. The victim had lied and stated that my client was the aggressor. Our witnesses stated otherwise and the case was finally dismissed after months of trying to get the prosecutors to speak with our witnesses.
We showed the prosecution that the evidence showed that the wife was at fault and had assaulted my client. Prosecution agreed to allow family violence counseling for my client and the case was dismissed.
Young client pulled a knife to threaten his mom and her boyfriend. After we showed the state that an assault had not, in fact, occurred because the witness did not feel our client could or would use the knife against him.
Our investigation confirmed with the police officer that our client had not in fact intentionally assaulted him, but was struggling on the ground with the cop putting a knee in her back.
We showed that our client had in fact called the police and was running from another couple that was committing road rage against her. We produced the 911 recording that our client had made to the emergency center.
Our client’s wife had assaulted him and then called the police. We showed the prosecution that our client’s wife was the actual aggressor in this situation and that the police should not have arrested our client without hearing his side of the story.
State did not have the evidence to prove that the assault occurred.
Our evidence proved that there was mutual combat, the state was forced to dismiss.
After being set for trial, DA was forced to dismiss the case based on evidence of the co-defendant assaulting our client.
Our investigation and evidence showed that an assault had not taken place.
Shown that alleged victim falsified information to the police.
Evidence shown that alleged victim was not telling the truth.
Our investigation showed that client was actually the victim of assault.
Shown that client acted in self-defense.
Case was tried in front of a jury, but the judge ordered a verdict of not- guilty after we cross-examined the State’s witnesses in the case.
Evidence shown that state could not prove it’s case
Shown that the alleged victim made false allegations against client.
Evidence that police also had some fault in the confrontation. Felony Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor – Fine only.
Evidence presented to Grand Jury showing client’s innocence and that the complaining witness lied to the police