Assault and Battery, CHARGES NOT ISSUED

March 31st 2016
Assault and Battery
Client was a young man who had an emotional outburst. Being hard to manage, his mother called the police to give him aid. When police arrived, they witnessed an assault and battery. This was not the first time the police had been to the home. Charges were filed and a clerk magistrate hearing was held to determine if there was: 1) probable cause for the charges to be officially filed; and 2) if probable cause existed could this case be deferred or resolved without criminal charges. Probable cause was found, but based on the complexity of all the issues, age of the child, and background, it was determined that charges would not go forward and none would issue.