Case #: 09XXCT2XXX961 NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies met with the Defendant and his wife and began an investigation. The deputies determined the couple was arguing about changing their baby’s diaper. According to the deputies, the Defendant grabbed his wife by the throat and squeezed until she could not breathe. Additionally, the deputies believed the Defendant would not allow his wife to leave their apartment. The Defendant was arrested and charged with a felony. After meeting with the Defendant, Defense Counsel recognized the evidence was weak and seemed to suggest the wife may have been the primary aggressor as she grabbed a knife at one point. Additionally, it appeared the wife did not support the deputies’ charges. Defense Counsel immediately filed legal documents attempting to persuade the State Attorney’s Office not to file formal charges. The State Attorney Office agreed with Defense Counsel and dismissed all charges against the Defendant.