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.
NOT GUILTY MALICIOUS WOUNDING AFTER JURY TRIAL
Commonwealth v. D.C.
Our client was accused of viciously beating his ex and throwing her down the stairs. At trial, we demonstrated that her story didn't make any sense and that her injuries were completely inconsistent with her description of the attack. Instead of serving at least 5 years in prison, our client walked away a free man.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR
Commonwealth v. G.D.
Our client was accused of stomping on a man during a melee at a bar. It was a complicated case to put together and required going out to the scene several times to take photos and interview witnesses. We knew based on the evidence and interviews that there was no evidence to support that our client had done anything other than try to break up a fight. After a hard fought trial, our client got out of the felony.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING AND FELONY DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY DROPPED
Commonwealth v. M.W.
An innocent night out on the town turned into a nightmare after our client was charged with throwing a bottle at his ex-girlfriend. After closely examining surveillance footage, we were convinced that our client was innocent and came to court prepared to fight. After discussing the case with the prosecution, we were thrilled when both felony charges were dropped.
TWO MALICIOUS WOUNDING AND ASSAULT AND BATTERY CHARGES ALL DROPPED
Commonwealth v. C.O.
Our client was charged with stabbing two people and assaulting a third person during an altercation outside an oceanfront bar. We were confident that we could prove that our client acted in self-defense and scheduled the case for a jury trial. The prosecution offered multiple plea offers but we stood firm. Before the scheduled trial date, the prosecution dropped all of the charges and our client avoided felonies and serious jail time.
FOUR COUNTS MALICIOUS WOUNDING & USE OF FIREARM ALL DROPPED FOLLOWING JURY TRIAL
Commonwealth v. R.B.
Our client was accused of a drive by shooting in which four different people were shot and seriously injured. We took the case to a jury trial. We argued that the only witness who identified our client had a history of bad blood with our client's family and could not be trusted. After hearing all the evidence, the jury could not reach a verdict and a mistrial was declared. The prosecution dropped all charges before a second scheduled trial and our client was released.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING CHARGE DROPPED PRIOR TO JURY TRIAL
Commonwealth v. N.B.
Our client was a former police officer whose ex-girlfriend accused him of deliberately throwing boiling water on her. We were able to demonstrate through medical records that she was highly intoxicated and that the injuries she suffered were likely the result of her own drunken negligence. Multiple witnesses confirmed that our client was sober, calm, and cooperative. We had to refuse multiple plea offers and the prosecution eventually conceded and dropped all charges.