Assault & Battery: No Arraignment, No Charges for Assault and Battery

January 30, 2020
Assault and Battery
Clerk Magistrate Hearing
Client was a very pleasant, young defense industry employee. According to police, client was with his girlfriend and a dog at a dog park when an altercation occurred. Client got upset because his dog was bitten by another. Argument ensued in which dogs needed to be restrained. Eventually, there was a brief physical altercation between the two dog owners. Ultimately, a request was for a clerk magistrate hearing was made, which did in fact occur. Prior to the hearing, Attorney Barabino had client enroll in 10-week anger management online course. At the clerk magistrate hearing, Attorney Barabino and client used a multi-page, detailed background memorandum on client to reach agreement that, in addition to client paying restitution, complaint would not issue.
RESULT: No Arraignment, No Charge for Assault and Battery