STATE v. T.V.
Maximum Penalty: 364 days jail, 2 years probation, enrollment and completion of certified batters intervention program (48 week course) and a fine of $2,000.00
Summary: Client was alleged to have gotten into an argument with his girlfriend. The argument escalated and resulted in the client slamming the girlfriend into a stove and banging her head off the over door, causing a serious laceration to her scalp and a broken door. Girlfriend called 911 and the client fled. Client turned himself in and was charged with DV Assault.
Result: Client had a claim of self defense. While the girlfriend had a laceration on her head, client had bruises all over his arms, chest and neck from where the girlfriend assaulted him. Client also had 2 black eyes and we successfully argued he was the victim of a crime. Charges were ultimately dismissed in return for some modest community service.