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FELONY STRANGULATION DISMISSED AFTER PRELIMINARY HEARING

Our client was facing a felony after his wife called the police and claimed that she had been choked and slammed into the wall. Her story at the preliminary was radically different. The prosecution attempted to rehabilitate her testimony by using her prior statement to police, but the judge sustained our objection to the admission of a written copy of her prior statement. In the end, the judge agreed with our argument that there was no probable cause to support the charge.  

COMMONWEALTH V. E.P.

FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARING

NOT GUILTY FELONY STRANGULATION AFTER TRIAL

Our client was charged with a felony assault on his ex-girlfriend. The prosecution insisted on a felony conviction. We took the case to trial. We subpoenaed an EMT who had treated her on the night of the supposed strangling and noted that she was highly intoxicated and had no visible injuries. The judge dismissed the charge based on our argument that her lack of injuries was completely inconsistent with the assault she described. 

COMMONWEALTH V. K.B.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

DOMESTIC ASSAULT, FELONY STRANGULATION DROPPED

Some domestic cases are dropped with little opposition from the prosecution. This was not one of those cases. We put in extensive work including interviewing witnesses, meeting with the complaining witness multiple times, and helping to negotiate a protective order. Along the way, we rejected multiple plea agreements. The hard work paid off with all charges dropped and our client keeping his military job.  

COMMONWEALTH V. L.O.

FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARING

DOMESTIC ASSAULT, FELONY STRANGULATION DROPPED

When our client's family first called us, he was in jail on no bond.  Within 48 hours, we got him out of jail and back to his family and job. With our guidance, all charges were dropped and the worst chapter in his life is behind him.  

COMMONWEALTH V. D.W.

FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARING

DOMESTIC ASSAULT DROPPED

Our client was caught in a nightmare after being unjustly accused of domestic assault. His employer put him on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the case putting him in a position where he couldn't support himself or his family. To make matters worse, his case wasn't scheduled for trial for more than 3 months! He couldn't afford to be out of work for that long so we went to work. We talked to the prosecutor and showed the charge wasn't justified. We were able to get the case on the docket immediately and the charge was promptly dropped.  

COMMONWEALTH V. R.Z.

MISDEMEANOR BENCH TRIAL

DOMESTIC ASSAULT DROPPED

Our client was charged after her ex called the police following an argument. We were able to gather evidence demonstrating that her ex had a history of drunken and disorderly behavior. That helped convince the prosecutor that the case should not be prosecuted and the charge was dropped.  

COMMONWEALTH V. J.S.

MISDEMEANOR BENCH TRIAL

DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY DROPPED

This was a high stakes case. Our client's Navy career was put in jeopardy after false accusations were made against him. It took two separate court dates, but we successfully managed to have both charges dropped.  We and our client walked out of the courtroom with big smiles that day.  

COMMONWEALTH V. D.W.

MISDEMEANOR BENCH TRIAL