Self Defense Dismissal

June 21st 2016
Assault and Battery
Client was hard working musician who was accused by his friend of assaulting and battering him. Although there was physical contact involved by defendant, it was the accuser who was the first aggressor, as client recalled it. Also, it was clear that the friend did more damage than the client did. Client's defense was self-defense. With client prepared, a trial date was eventually scheduled, at which time the district attorney declined to prosecute the case presumably after hearing from a disinterested accuser. Case dismissed.