Assault and Battery, DISMISSED

August 2nd 2012
Assault and Battery Chapter 265 Section 15
According to police, client and boyfriend had called police twice in one night. The first time police spoke with both the client and her boyfriend and left the home---assured that no further commotion would occur. When police were called to the home a second time, they noticed that the boyfriend had marks and scraps that were not visible before. The police then made inquiry to the client and after doing so were satisfied that she was the aggressor. As a result, they charged her with assault and battery. As a non-citizen, a dismissal was essential and an acquittal had to be obtained. At trial, the boyfriend became “unavailable” as a result of a Fifth Amendment hearing, ultimately resulting in a dismissal of the charge.
RESULT: Fifth Amendment of Witness at Trial Results in Assault and Battery Charge DISMISSED