Case #: 2016-MM-****
About a week before Christmas, our client got into an argument with the mother of his child. She alleged she was taking their child and our client would never get to see him again. The police report states our client and the alleged victim then got into a shouting argument where our client shoved the female to the ground and that she sustained scratches to her chest. As part of his pre-trial release conditions, he was not allowed to see his child during Christmas as the child was in his mother's custody. We began our defense by taking pictures of our client's injuries. Our client had various scratch marks to his chest and neck area showing the alleged victim had in fact attacked our client. We gathered witness statements from two people who were also at the home when this happened and presented these to the State Attorney. Fortunately, we were able to get the State to dismiss the case against our client before filing formal charges allowing our client to seal and expunge this charge in the future.