STATE v. C.P.
Mandatory Minimum Penalty: Partially or fully suspended sentence with 2 years probation and completion of the certified batters intervention program
Maximum Penalty: 364 days jail; $2,000.00 fine; 2 years probation and certified batter intervention program
Summary: Client was charged with DV Assault against his wife. The wife was holding their young daughter and acting irrationally. Client attempted to take the child from the wife who was running around the home screaming for him to leave her alone, all the while running with their infant. Client was terrified that the child would be inadvertently harmed by the wife's behavior so he restrained her and removed the child from her arms. Client was arrested for DV Assault.
Result: Client's case was filed for 6 months with no costs and then dismissed at the 6 month mark. Client was not required to attend any counseling program or serve any jail time.