Violent Crimes - Part 2

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

The police were called to our client’s residence to investigate the report of a domestic disturbance. The police encountered our client, who was drunk and confrontational. The police spoke to our client’s mother and girlfriend, who were both crying. The mother and girlfriend said they had been arguing with our client about his drinking when our client picked up a coffee table and threw it at them. The table landed a few feet from them and the glass top smashed. The police saw the smashed coffee table and arrested our client. He was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Violation of a Restraining Order – Dismissed

Our client’s ex-girlfriend obtained a restraining order against our client after alleging that he had abused her. While the restraining order was in effect, our client allegedly called the ex-girlfriend and threatened her new boyfriend. Our client was charged with two counts of violating a restraining order and both counts were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police were called to our client’s residence to investigate the report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the police observed the living room coffee table to be overturned and broken. There was broken glass all over the living room floor. The police interviewed our client’s girlfriend, who had a large bump on her head and injuries on her chest and arms. The girlfriend told the police that our client had arrived home in the middle of the night and was extremely drunk. When the girlfriend asked our client where he had been, he attacked her. Our client was arrested and charged with assault and battery. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client is a convicted drug dealer. His mother’s boyfriend asked him to stop dealing drugs from his house and our client allegedly attacked the boyfriend. The boyfriend told the police that our client hit him in the head with a hammer. The boyfriend had a bloody laceration on his head that was consistent with his story. The boyfriend was transported to the hospital for treatment. Our client was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police responded to our client’s girlfriend’s apartment to investigate the report of a domestic disturbance. Our client’s girlfriend told the police that during an argument, our client had lunged at her and strangled her. Our client was arrested and charged with assault and battery. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client was at a bar when his ex-wife and her new boyfriend arrived.  Our client exchanged words with the ex-wife and a man who in her party told our client to be quiet.  The argument escalated and our client allegedly struck the other man in the head with a beer bottle, causing a serious injury.  There was surveillance video of the incident and our client was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Violation of a Restraining Order – Dismissed

Our client’s ex-girlfriend obtained a restraining order against our client. The ex-girlfriend reported to the police that our client was banging on her door demanding money. After giving our client $100, the ex-girlfriend called the police. Our client was charged with violating the restraining order and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Motor Vehicle) - Dismissed

Our client was involved in an ongoing dispute with her neighbors.  One afternoon, the neighbors reported to the police that they were walking on the street when our client drove her car toward them, accelerating and almost striking them.  Following an investigation, our client was charged with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.  All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client and her boyfriend had a volatile relationship and our client became violent when she drank.  The police were called to her home to investigate the report of a domestic disturbance.  When they arrived, the police officers observed the boyfriend bleeding from a cut on his nose.  The boyfriend told the police that our client had been drinking and during the course of an argument punched him in the nose.  Our client admitted to the police that she had struck her boyfriend.  She was charged with assault and battery and the case was dismissed prior to trial. 

Violation of a Restraining Order – Dismissed

Our 18-year-old client was dating a 17-year-old girl.  The girl's mother obtained a restraining order on behalf of her daughter against our client.  The girl went and met our client at his house and the police were sent to find her.  When they discovered our client and the girlfriend in the same house, our client was arrested and charged with a restraining order violation.  The girlfriend did not show up to trial, but the Commonwealth attempted to prove the case by arguing that the police officers had witnessed the violation.  We argued that when the victim identified herself to the police, she was making a hearsay statement that was inadmissible in court.  Because the police could not identify the girl without her statement, the Commonwealth could not proceed and the case was dismissed.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client’s friend allegedly paid off our client’s debt to a drug dealer. When our client failed to pay the friend back, an argument ensued. During the argument, our client allegedly tried to stab the friend with a knife, hit him with a wooden bat, and threatened to beat the friend’s wife. In addition to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (bat), our client was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) and threatening to commit a crime. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend went to the police department to report that she had been involved in an argument with our client. During the argument, our client allegedly choked the girlfriend with both of his hands. The police observed injuries to the girlfriend’s neck. Our client was arrested and charged with assault and battery. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend called the police to report that our client had beaten her during an argument. The girlfriend said that while arguing, our client threw her down and smashed her head on the floor. When the girlfriend stood up, our client allegedly shoved her onto a couch. The entire incident was observed by the woman’s eight-year-old son, who confirmed his mother’s story. The woman was injured during the altercation and an ambulance transported her to the hospital for treatment. Our client was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (the floor) and assault and battery. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police responded to a local McDonald’s where a woman was screaming for help. Upon arrival, the police spoke to our client’s girlfriend, who stated that our client had been drinking earlier in the day. As our client was driving the girlfriend home, they began to argue and our client allegedly punched the girlfriend several times in the head. Our client then allegedly called his friends and attempted to obtain a handgun so he could kill the girlfriend. The girlfriend escaped from the car and ran to the McDonald’s where she obtained assistance. In addition to assault and battery, our client was charged with threatening to commit a crime. Both counts were dismissed prior to trial.

Intimidation of a Witness – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend called the police to report that our client had repeatedly threatened her. According to the girlfriend, our client was drunk and acting aggressively toward her and her two children. After the girlfriend and her children left the home, our client allegedly called the girlfriend and said he was going to kill her and her children if she called the police. In addition to intimidation of a witness, our client was charged with assault and threatening to commit a crime. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client and his roommate got into an argument about the cleanliness of their apartment.  The argument escalated and they started swinging objects at each other.  Our client began swinging an axe toward his roommate's head and the roommate used a piece of wood to try to strike our client.  Ultimately the police were called and conducted an investigation.  The police concluded that our client had been the initial aggressor and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery on a Public Employee – Dismissed

Our client was being held in jail, awaiting trial on a drug trafficking indictment. While in jail, he started a fight with a fellow inmate. During the fight, several jail guards attempted to separate our client and the other inmate. Our client responded by repeatedly punching one of the guards. The entire incident was recorded on a surveillance video. In addition to assault and battery on a public employee, our client was charged with disturbing a correctional institution. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend reported to the police that she had been arguing with our client. During the argument, our client allegedly struck the girlfriend in the face. Police officers observed injuries to the girlfriend’s face consistent with her story. Our client was charged with assault and battery and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Violation of a Restraining Order – Dismissed

The police traveled to a local restaurant to investigate the report of a restraining order violation. At the restaurant, they found our client in close proximity to his ex-girlfriend, who had recently obtained a restraining order prohibiting contact. The police arrested our client and charged him with violating the restraining order, and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client confronted his stepfather when he learned the stepfather had spanked his son without our client's permission.  The stepfather started yelling at our client and armed himself with a machete.  Our client began throwing bottles toward his mother's house, causing broken glass to injure bystanders.  The police determined our client was the aggressor and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  The case was dismissed prior to trial. 

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police responded to our client’s girlfriend’s home to investigate a disturbance. The police observed cuts and blood on the girlfriend’s face. The girlfriend told the police that after a night of drinking and dancing at a nightclub, our client became angry at her and punched her in the face several times. The girlfriend told the police that our client has assaulted her in the past. Our client was charged with assault and battery and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

The police were called to a city street to investigate a brawl in which a man was being beaten with a machete. The police spoke to the alleged victim and learned that a group of men, including our client, had attacked him. During the argument, our client also allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend, who was also present, with a knife. An ambulance arrived to treat the alleged victim’s injuries. Our client was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) and assault and battery. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police were called to our client’s home to investigate the report of a disturbance. When they arrived, they saw our client screaming and swearing at his wife. The wife had visible injuries to both of her eyes and her mouth. She told the police that her face had been “beaten in.” Our client admitted to the physical altercation. Our client was charged with assault and battery and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

The police were called to our client’s home to break up a fight between our client and his girlfriend. The girlfriend told the police that during an argument, our client had threatened to beat her with a broom and had hit her in the eye. The police observed the girlfriend’s eye to be swollen. In addition to assault with a dangerous weapon, our client was charged with assault and battery. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police responded to our client’s home to investigate a domestic disturbance. Our client’s mother told the police that she and our client had been arguing about the family’s computer. During the argument, our client allegedly swore at and shoved her mother. The police arrested our client and charged her with assault and battery. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Intimidation of a Witness – Dismissed

Our client and his girlfriend were arguing about him moving out of their apartment. During the argument, our client allegedly tried to take the girlfriend’s phone away from her and a physical altercation ensued. As the girlfriend was trying to call 911, our client grabbed the phone and threw it against the wall. The police arrived and our client made a full confession. He was charged with intimidation of a witness and assault and battery. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client, a high school student, was involved in a physical altercation in the school lobby.  He repeatedly punched another student until a police officer intervened.  The incident was captured on surveillance video.  In addition to assault and battery, our client was charged with disturbing a school assembly and disorderly conduct.  All charged were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person – Dismissed

The police responded to our client’s home to investigate a domestic disturbance. Our client’s elderly father told the police that he accused our client of using drugs and our client responded by physically assaulting the father. There was significant damage to the home that appeared to be the result of a physical struggle. The police also found syringes and drug paraphernalia during a search of our client. Our client was charged with assault and battery on an elderly person and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client’s neighbor heard a loud banging sound coming from our client’s apartment. The neighbor entered our client’s apartment and saw our client on top of his girlfriend and fighting with her. The police arrived and our client’s girlfriend told them that during a fight about her ex-boyfriend, our client had smashed her computer on the ground, slapped her across the face, and puller her hair. Our client was charged with assault and battery and wanton destruction of property over $250. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client was involved in an argument with his roommate.  During the argument, our client allegedly told the roommate that he could kill her with the knives he had in the apartment.  He then threw a can of beer at the roommate, striking her in the arm.  The police arrived and made observations that corroborated the roommate's story.  In addition to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, our client was charged with threatening to commit a crime.  Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Violation of a Restraining Order – Dismissed

Our client’s ex-boyfriend had a restraining order prohibiting our client from contacting him. After being served with the restraining order, our client e-mailed the ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend showed the e-mail message to a police officer and our client was charged with violating the restraining order. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client’s neighbor knocked on our client’s front door and the two men began arguing. During the argument, our client went to the kitchen, retrieved a knife, and returned to the front door. Our client then lunged at the neighbor and tried to stab him with the knife. The neighbor called the police, and our client admitted that he tried to stab the neighbor. Our client was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police were called to our client’s home to investigate a domestic dispute. When they arrived, our client’s stepdaughter told them that our client became enraged that she woke him up by talking loudly in the home. He confronted his wife (the stepdaughter’s mother), picked her up, and threw her across the room. The police made observations that corroborated the step-daughter’s story. Our client was charged with assault and battery and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Aggravated Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend called the police and reported that our client assaulted her. The girlfriend, who was pregnant, told the police that during an argument, the client grabbed her wrists and arms, causing visible bruising. The girlfriend also told the police that our client kneed her in the abdomen, stating that the girlfriend did not deserve his baby. Our client was located by the police and arrested. In addition to being charged with aggravated assault and battery, our client was charged with simple assault and battery. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend reported to the police that our client had arrived at her apartment intoxicated and demanded to be let in. They argued, and our client allegedly followed the girlfriend to the bedroom, punched her in the face, and shoved her onto the bed. Our client then climbed on top of the girlfriend and repeatedly punched her in the head and upper body. The police responded to the girlfriend’s apartment and found our client fleeing the scene. He was arrested and charged with assault and battery. The case was dismissed.

Threat to Commit a Crime – Dismissed

Before we began representing our client, his ex-girlfriend obtained a restraining order against him. Immediately following the restraining order hearing, our client was in the courthouse clerk’s office when he was heard by multiple witnesses threatening to blow up the building. Our client was charged with threatening to commit a crime and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police were called to investigate a disturbance between our client and her former boyfriend. The former boyfriend told the police that during an argument, our client had grabbed and scratched him. The police observed lacerations on his arms that were consistent with his story. Our client was arrested and charged with assault and battery. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250 – Dismissed

Our client was having ongoing problems with his family due to his drug addiction.  His parents and sister obtained restraining orders against him.  Despite the restraining orders, our client went to his parents' home and broke in.  When he was confronted by his sister, he smashed a marble coffee table, dragged his sister outside, and finally fled the scene.  In addition to malicious destruction of property, our client was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, assault and battery, and three counts of violating a restraining order.  All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client’s 12-year-old son told the police that our client had beaten him with a belt. The boy had numerous welts on his back. The Department of Social Services reported that our client had a history of beating her son and she had previously admitted to hitting him with a belt. Our client was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Violation of a Restraining Order – Dismissed

Our client’s ex-boyfriend obtained a restraining order against her. After our client was served with the restraining order, she repeatedly called and threatened the ex-boyfriend. She also allegedly went to his house to confront him. Our client was charged with two counts of a restraining order violation and both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police responded to our client’s address to investigate the report of a domestic disturbance. The police encountered our client who appeared to be drunk and had blood stains on her clothes. In the presence of the police, the client lunged at and shoved her mother. Our client was charged with assault and battery and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client was socializing at a local club when an acquaintance approached him and accused him of being a sex offender. Following a heated argument, our client allegedly picked up a pair of scissors and jabbed them at the acquaintance. Immediately thereafter, several witnesses saw our client trying to hide the scissors. Our client was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Police officers reported to a local hotel to investigate a reported domestic altercation. They spoke to our client’s girlfriend, whose clothes were ripped. She told the police she had argued with our client about his alcohol problem. During the course of the argument, our client allegedly punched the girlfriend in the head and strangled her. The incident was witnessed by the girlfriend’s two children. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Threat to Commit a Crime – Dismissed

Our client’s ex-girlfriend called the police to report that our client would not leave her house. When the police arrived, the ex-girlfriend was crying and said our client had threatened to punch her in the face because she had a new boyfriend. Our client was arrested. In addition to threatening to commit a crime, he was charged with trespassing. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client and his stepson argued about the payment of rent. The stepson told the police that during the argument, our client grabbed him by both arms and shoved him to the ground. Our client, who was intoxicated, admitted to the police that he wrestled with his stepson. The police arrested our client. His case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery on a Police Officer – Dismissed

Our client was intoxicated and refused to leave a restaurant. A police officer was called to escort him away from the building. Our client allegedly swore at the officer and said he wasn’t going anywhere. As the officer began to physically remove our client from the restaurant, he reported that our client elbowed him in the chest and attempted to bite him. A second officer ultimately arrived and our client was wrestled to the ground and arrested. Several witnesses observed our client’s conduct. In addition to assault and battery on a police officer, our client was charged with disorderly client. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Police responded to our client’s home to investigate the report of a domestic disturbance. Our client’s girlfriend told the police that during the course of an argument, our client grabbed her by the face and threatened to break her neck. The girlfriend’s shirt was ripped and she had injuries on her face that supported her story. Our client was charged with assault and battery and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client’s wife called the police and said our client had beaten her. When the police arrived, they observed a large welt across the wife’s forehead and bruising on her arms. The wife said our client had beaten her repeatedly in the past. Our client was charged with assault and battery and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend called the police to report that our client was threatening her. The police arrived and witnessed our client screaming obscenities at the girlfriend. The police arrested our client and interviewed the girlfriend, who said our client has repeatedly beaten her in the past and on this occasion he threatened her with a knife. In addition to assault with a dangerous weapon, our client was charged with disturbing the peace. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police responded to our client’s apartment to investigate a domestic disturbance. The police found the apartment in disarray and spoke to our client’s wife. Through an interpreter, our client’s wife told the police that during the course of an argument, our client had beaten her. Our client was arrested and charged with assault and battery. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Threat to Commit a Crime – Dismissed

An acquaintance of our client called the police and said he had been involved in an argument with our client. During the argument, our client allegedly threatened the acquaintance and his family. Our client fled the scene before the police arrived. He was charged with threatening to commit a crime and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client and his girlfriend began arguing in front of a group of people. According to the girlfriend, our client picked her up and put her into a “choke hold.” Our client also allegedly punched the girlfriend in the face. Officers observed an injury to the girlfriend’s mouth that was consistent with her story. Our client was charged with assault and battery and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

The police were investigating a road rage incident involving our client and an acquaintance. The acquaintance told the police that our client had left death threats on his business answering machine. Our client then confronted the acquaintance, who was driving his truck through a parking lot. According to the acquaintance, our client threatened to kill him and swung a baseball bat toward him, hitting and ripping the side mirror off of the truck. A police officer observed the damage to the truck. Our client subsequently admitted to the police that he had caused the damage. In addition to assault with a dangerous weapon, our client was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250 and threatening to commit a crime. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client’s boyfriend reported to the police that during the course of an argument, our client had slapped him across the face. The police arrested our client, but the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client’s two ex-girlfriends were riding in a car together. Our client spotted them and an argument ensued. The two women reported that our client then threw bricks, rocks, and a tire iron at them. As they were driving away, some of the objects struck them and their car. The women had injuries that corroborated their story. In addition to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, our client was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

A man called the police and said he had been arguing with our client. During the argument, our client allegedly threatened the man with a knife. The police found our client driving a car and stopped him. They searched the car and found a knife fitting the description given by the alleged victim. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Intimidation of a Witness – Dismissed

Our client’s estranged girlfriend told the police that during an argument, our client had slapped her in the face and hit her in the stomach. When she tried to call the police, he took the phone away from her and disconnected it. In addition to intimidation of a witness, our client was charged with assault and battery. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend called the police and reported she had been assaulted. When the police responded to her home, the girlfriend said our client had punched her several times in the face. The police officers observed injuries to the girlfriend consistent with her story. Our client was charged with assault and battery. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client’s ex-boyfriend drove to her home to talk to her. The ex-boyfriend later reported to the police that our client had become angry at him and had smashed his car window with a pipe while he was sitting in the driver’s seat. The police officers responded to the scene, witnessed the damage to the car, and recovered the pipe. In addition to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, our client was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client was arguing with his wife in front of his house. According to the wife, our client grabbed her cell phone from her shorts. Police officers observed the wife’s shorts to be torn. At some point during the incident, our client’s son arrived. Our client allegedly shoved his son to the ground several times. Our client was charged with two counts of assault and battery (one count against the wife and one count against the son). Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client’s ex-girlfriend reported to the police that our client had forced his way into her apartment and punched her repeatedly in the face. She said the client also tied her up with a belt while continuing to beat her. The ex-girlfriend was treated by EMTs at the scene. Our client was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (belt) and assault and battery. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client got into a fight with a coworker. During the fight, our client allegedly punched the coworker in the mouth, knocking out several of his teeth. The fight was witnessed by our client’s manager and the injuries to the coworker were witnessed by the police. Our client was charged with assault and battery and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client was involved in an ongoing neighborhood dispute. His neighbor called the police and reported that our client threw a bucket at her young daughter. The police responded and our client admitted that he had thrown the bucket. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Intimidation of a Witness – Dismissed

Our client’s estranged girlfriend was riding in a car when she spotted our client. According to the girlfriend, our client threw a can and hit the car. He also threatened to kill her with a gun. The girlfriend was the alleged victim in a pending criminal case against our client. In addition to intimidation of a witness, our client was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threat to commit a crime. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend’s mother called the police and reported that she had been arguing with our client. According to the girlfriend’s mother, our client pulled a gun from the back of his pants and pointed it at her during the argument. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client and his brother were involved in an argument with their father. The father called the police and reported that our client had struck him several times in the face and upon leaving the father’s residence, our client threw an object through the front door. Police officers observed an injury to the father’s face that was consistent with his story. In addition to assault and battery, our client was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

The police responded to our client’s residence to investigate the report of a domestic disturbance. Our client’s boyfriend told the police that during the course of an argument, our client attempted to hit him and tried to burn him with her lit cigarette. The police found our client hiding behind a garbage can in her driveway. She was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and simple assault. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

A woman reported to the police that she was “jumped” as she was leaving a bar. The assailant beat the woman so severely that the woman’s eye was swollen shut. The woman positively identified our client as the assailant. Our client was charged with assault and battery, and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Violation of a Restraining Order – Dismissed

Our client’s ex-girlfriend obtained a restraining order against him. Our client showed up in the middle of the night and, according to the ex-girlfriend and a neighbor, tried to break into her apartment. He also allegedly called the ex-girlfriend in violation of the restraining order. Our client was charged with violating the restraining order and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police responded to our client’s house to investigate a family dispute. Our client’s brothers told the police that our client was arguing with his mother and shoved her during the argument. Our client then allegedly punched his brother twice. He was charged with two counts of assault and battery. Both counts were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client has two children with her ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend reported to the police that they were arguing about their custody arrangement. During the argument, our client allegedly punched the ex-boyfriend in the head. She then bit him on the wrist and tried to stab him in the stomach with a knife. The police observed injuries to the ex-boyfriend that corroborated his story. In addition to assault with a dangerous weapon, our client was charged with assault and battery. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

The police and an ambulance were called to our client’s home to investigate the report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, our client’s wife told the police that our client had pushed her to the ground during the course of an argument. Our client was arrested and charged with assault and battery. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Aggravated Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client’s wife had a restraining order prohibiting our client from contacting her. She told the police that our client had gone to her home and shoved her to the ground. The police located our client, who was intoxicated, and arrested him. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault – Dismissed

Our client was riding in the front seat of a car driven by his sister. Our client and his sister began arguing and the sister told police that our client grabbed the steering wheel several times causing the car to swerve into oncoming traffic. Our client then allegedly threatened to kill his sister and his niece, who was sitting in the back seat. Our client was charged with two counts of assault and one count of threatening to commit a crime. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Violation of a Harassment Order – Dismissed

Our client’s neighbor obtained a harassment order against her, prohibiting our client from having contact with her. The police were called to a disturbance in the street and observed the neighbor to be bleeding from multiple contusions on her face. She also had torn clothing and other visible injuries on her body. She told the police that our client had knocked her to the ground and repeatedly kicked her in the face. The neighbor’s allegation was substantiated by an independent witness. Our client was arrested and charged with violating a harassment order and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot). Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client’s husband called the police to report that he arrived home and our client was sitting at the kitchen table drinking. An argument ensued and our client allegedly punched her husband several times in the face. Police officers observed injuries to the husband’s face. Our client was arrested. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

The police responded to our client’s residence to investigate the report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the police located our client’s girlfriend who was bleeding from an injury to her back. She told the police our client had dragged her back into the apartment when she tried to leave and he then threw a piece of clay at her. In addition to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, our client was charged with assault and battery. Both counts were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client, a local college student, was involved in an argument with her roommate. According to the roommate, our client struck her several times during the argument. Our client admitted that she had hit her roommate after the roommate had insulted her. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Threat to Commit a Crime – Dismissed

Our client, who had recently been released from jail, had been dating his girlfriend for approximately two years. When the girlfriend refused to pick him up from an appointment, our client allegedly called her and threatened to stab and kill her. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Intimidation of a Witness – Dismissed

Our client was involved in arguments with his girlfriend on two separate occasions. On both occasions, the police responded and spoke to the girlfriend. The girlfriend told the police that our client had repeatedly grabbed her around the neck and ripped her telephone from the wall to prevent her from calling the police. Police officers witnessed injuries to the girlfriend that were consistent with her story. Our client was charged with two counts of assault and battery in addition to two counts of intimidation of a witness. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery – Dismissed

Our client’s girlfriend contacted the police and said our client had been abusing her for the past year. She told the police that earlier in the day our client had asked her for money. When she refused, he grabbed her by the neck and threw her to the ground. He then began kicking her in the stomach (believing that she might be pregnant). The case was dismissed prior to trial.

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Dismissed

Our client participated in a large street fight. When the police arrived, a man told the police that our client had held a knife to his throat and stabbed him in the eye. The man had injuries that were consistent with his story. In addition to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, our client was charged with disorderly conduct. Both charges were dismissed prior to trial.

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I hit a guy on a bike after I took Oxycontin that was prescribed by a doctor. We went to trial and I was found not guilty of operating under the influence of drugs. Because of Chris I was able to get my license back right away.
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The police beat me up and charged me with resisting arrest. I have a long criminal record. Mr. Spring took me to trial and the jury found me not guilty. Mr. Spring showed the cops were lying. Christian
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