Two Assault and Battery Charges, NOT GUILTY

January 6th 2009
Assault and Battery
Assault and Battery OVER 60/Disabled with Injury
Client was charged with two counts of Assault and Battery on two different people. The police alleged that client became irate at his girlfriend when he took their son to her grandfather's home. After client made several phones calls to girlfriend, he came to grandfather's home (where girlfriend was) at 4:00 a.m. and started arguing with girlfriend when the elderly grandfather came downstairs. The grandfather testified that he was pushed into the wall hard enough to leave a bump in his head and lose his breath. The girlfriend jumped in front of him and he pushed her to the ground while exiting the home. After a jury trial, a verdict was returned unanimously in favor of the defense.