Charges Dismissed for Female Charged with Assault
A college-age couple recently got into an altercation while driving that involved the female striking her boyfriend repeatedly. When they arrived home, the fight continued and their neighbors called the police. When they noticed the injuries on the man, his girlfriend was charged with simple assault. In addition to the normal penalties, which could involve time in jail, she was about to graduate and a criminal conviction would seriously hinder her job search. We met with the prosecutor, who was initially set on pursuing charges, but we fiercely negotiated and secured a critical dismissal.
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