STATE v. J.L.
Maximum Sentence: 10 years prison, probation and a maximum fine of $10,000.00.
Synopsis: Client "ambushed" his wife's former boy friend due to an allegation that the victim was sleeping with his wife. The entire incident was caught on video. The victim alleged mental and emotional distress as well as "brain damage" that caused him to be unable to work. Victim suffered a broken nose as well as assorted scrapes/bruises.
Result: Client pled nolo to simple assault with no jail or probation and a fine of $300. There were serious proof issues with the case concerning the validity of the victim's injuries and whether or not they rose to the level of an aggravated assault. In addition, the victim was entirely unsympathetic due to his conduct with the Client's wife.