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Chelsea: Domestic Assault & Battery: Dismissed
Summary of Facts: The police were called to our client’s residence in response to an alleged domestic assault. Upon their arrival, our client’s spouse stated to the officers that our client and her spouse had argued earlier in the day. After our client’s spouse refused to leave their home, he alleged that our client became physical, including scratching and digging her nails into her spouse. Our client was later arrested and charged with assault and battery on a family member.
Action: Coughlin Law Group was hired to defend our client against this charge. Attorney Christopher Coughlin represented our client. After carefully investigating the matter and discerning that the only evidence that the prosecutors could use would be the testimony of our client’s spouse, Attorney Coughlin decided to set the case for a trial date. On that trial date, our client’s spouse failed to appear, thus the case was dismissed.
Result: The charge against our client was dismissed for want of prosecution, thereby protecting our client from facing potential prison time or an expensive fine.