Felony 273.5(a) & Felony 245(a)(4) Dismissed
Client was charged with double felonies regarding a domestic violence incident. 273.5 is corporal injury to a spouse and 245 an assault likely to cause great bodily harm. Client was facing up to 5 years on each count. I ordered medical reports, body-worn camera footage of arrest and scene, and reviewed all police reports with witness statements. The devil is always in the details. I was able to find the inconsistencies which weakened the allegations.
I was able to get both felonies dismissed. Client pled to only a P.C. 242 which is a misdemeanor simple battery. No jail or prison time. No domestic violence batterer's classes. Dismissal of the misdemeanor charge in 12 months of clean record. Informal probation with court fees, fines and restitution.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense