DOMESTIC ASSAULT RESULTS

DOMESTIC ASSAULT DROPPED PRIOR TO HEARING

Commonwealth v. K.F. 

Our client was on vacation in Virginia Beach when an innocent night of fun turned ugly. It was clear based on the evidence that there were significant doubts about who was the aggressor. We were working with an experienced prosecutor who did the right thing and dropped the charge.   

DOMESTIC ASSAULT DROPPED PRIOR TO TRIAL. NAVY CAREER PROTECTED.

Commonwealth v. J.W.

This was a high stakes situation because our client's military career was at risk.  After reviewing the  evidence, we knew that there was nothing to support a criminal charge. We were working with a highly professional prosecutor who listened to our arguments and agreed to drop the charge.  

ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED. MILITARY CAREER PROTECTED.

Commonwealth v. D.C.

This was a high stakes situation because our client's military career was at risk.  After reviewing the  evidence, we knew that there was nothing to support a criminal charge. We were working with a highly professional prosecutor who listened to our arguments and agreed to drop the charge.  

MALICIOUS WOUNDING AND ASSAULT & BATTERY DROPPED

Commonwealth v. N.H.

Our client was unfairly charged after he defended his wife from a drunken guest at a house party. We felt confident that we had a strong defense so we rejected two separate plea offers that would have involved guilty pleas to lesser charges. The prosecution ultimately folded their cards when it was clear we weren't going to plead guilty to anything.   

DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY DROPPED PRIOR TO TRIAL

Commonwealth v. A.D.

In this case, our client was wrongfully charged after an argument with her boyfriend. We documented that his story had changed significantly from what he originally told the police and passed the info along to the prosecution. We were working with an experienced prosecutor who quickly agreed that charge should be dropped.  

DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY DISMISSED AFTER TRIAL

Commonwealth v. J.S.

This was an unusual situation because we were hired by the alleged victim of a domestic assault. He did not want to testify for fear that it could potentially incriminate him and jeopardize his military career. The judge agreed with our argument that he could not be compelled to testify under the 5th Amendment even with a prosecution offer of immunity. 

ASSAULT AND BATTERY DISMISSED AFTER BENCH TRIAL

Commonwealth v. J.J.

This case proved yet again that you've never seen it all as a criminal defense attorney. Our client was accused of throwing cayenne pepper into someone's eyes during an altercation. We knew that the story on the other side didn't add up. Our client pled not guilty and on cross-examination we demonstrated the inconsistencies in the complaining party's testimony. The judge agreed that there was reasonable doubt and dismissed the charge. 

DOMESTIC ASSAULT DISMISSED AFTER BENCH TRIAL

Commonwealth v. S.W.

Our client was charged after an incident at a family reunion got out of hand. We felt confident that the evidence would show that our client was the real victim. The prosecutor insisted on trying the case after we rejected a plea agreement. It was worth it because the charge was dismissed and our client walked away with his clean record intact. 

STRANGULATION, DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY, ANIMAL CRUELTY ALL DROPPED

Commonwealth v. J.D.

Our client landed in jail after the police responded out to a domestic call. He was in a terrible position because he was also on felony probation with years hanging over his head. First we got him out on bond over the prosecution's objection. Then we got to work proving that the case against him was bogus. In the end, the prosecution was forced to concede that they couldn't prove their case and all charges were dropped.  

FELONY STRANGULATION, DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY, TWO COUNTS VIOLATING A PROTECTIVE ORDER ALL DROPPED

Commonwealth v. H.O.

Our client's Navy career and freedom were in severe jeopardy when his soon to be ex-wife made serious accusations against him. We dug into the complaining witness's credibility and found that there were numerous witnesses who would testify that she had a history of making false accusations. After sharing all of our information with the prosecution, they did the right thing and agreed to drop all charges. 

NOT GUILTY DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY AFTER TRIAL

Commonwealth v. G.S.

Our client was in a difficult position because of a prior domestic assault and battery charge on her record. We fought the charge and convinced the judge that there was reasonable doubt as to whether our client had an intent to harm when the alleged assault occurred. The charge was dismissed and our client was able to move on with her life. 

NOT GUILTY ASSAULT AND BATTERY AFTER BENCH TRIAL

Commonwealth v. C.W.

Our client was charged after a co-worker claimed that he was struck during an altercation at work. We interviewed and subpoenaed an independent witness who confirmed that the co-worker was the aggressor and instigated the situation. After hearing the testimony, the judge agreed that there was reasonable doubt and the charge was dismissed. 

NOT GUILTY STALKING, DOMESTIC ASSAULT, AND TRESPASSING AFTER TRIAL

Commonwealth v. H.C.

April 2019: Our client's ex-boyfriend made a series of false allegations after she broke things off with him. Through a tough cross-examination, we were able to show numerous inconsistencies with his version of events. The judge agreed that his testimony was not credible and dismissed all charges. 

ASSAULT AND BATTERY DISMISSED AFTER TRIAL

Commonwealth v. N.H.

April 2019: After a hard fought trial, the judge found the evidence was sufficient to support a conviction but agreed to continue the case for 3 months. After the end of the 3 month period, the charge was dismissed, and our client walked away with a completely clean record. 

DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY DROPPED

Commonwealth v. J.C.

December 2018: Our client's career was put in jeopardy due to a frivolous claim that she assaulted her ex-boyfriend. We pulled court records proving that he had a history of assaultive behavior and were prepared to go to trial to prove our client's innocence. On the day of trial, the prosecution requested a continuance. We objected that there was no good cause. The judge agreed with us and the charge was dropped. 

DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY DROPPED

Commonwealth v. R.Z.

November 2018: Our client was caught in a nightmare after being unjustly accused of domestic assault. 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. 

DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY DROPPED

Commonwealth v. J.S.

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. 

DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY, ASSAULT AND BATTERY DROPPED

Commonwealth v. D.W.

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. 

FELONY STRANGULATION, DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY, DESTROYING A PHONE LINE ALL DROPPED

Commonwealth v. D.B.

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. 

FELONY STRANGULATION AND MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT AND BATTERY DROPPED

Commonwealth v. L.O.

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 job. 

NOT GUILTY OF FELONY STRANGULATION AFTER TRIAL

Commonwealth v. K.B.

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. 

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Westendorf & Khalaf, PLLC

Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys

Tel: 757-961-3311

Fax: 757-707-9422

E-Mail: info@wkdefense.com

1 Columbus Center, Suite 600

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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