STATE v. G.C.
Maximum Sentence: 1 year prison and up to 2 years probation
Synopsis: Client allegedly grabbed his wife by her wrist causing the skin to tear and bruise. "Victim" was a severe alcoholic who had pushed the client to his limit by showing up to the hospital drunk immediately prior to client undergoing a serious surgical procedure. After being released, "victim" continued to get drunk and client merely tried to pull her off of the couch to lead her from his space. Client was a professional and had no criminal history prior to the recent DV charge.
Result: Client was placed on deferred disposition and the case was dismissed after 1 year.