STATE v. J.W.
Charges: Domestic Violence Assault; Domestic Violence Criminal Mischief; Domestic Violence Interference with a 911 Call; Disorderly Conduct
Maximum Penalty: 3 years jail; $6,000.00 fine; 2 years probation
Summary: Client was arguing with his girlfriend who was under the influence of narcotics. Client was trying to throw out the heroin and the girlfriend became angry. The argument escalated and the girlfriend threatened to call the police. The client broke the phone in order to prevent the girlfriend from carrying out her threat. The girlfriend went to the neighbors and call the police. The client was arrested.
Result: All charges were dismissed in return for a plea of guilty to Disorderly Conduct for a fine of $250.00.