Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, NOT GUILTY

April 1st 2009
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on a Person over Sixty (60)
Client was alleged to be harassing her grandmother for money. The grandmother pushed client out of her bedroom, but client attempted to force her way into the bedroom until the door smacked the accuser in the breast, causing her discomfort in part, because she had just had surgery. The accuser had been on the phone with another family member, and that family member called 911 to report the incident. The parties explained to police what occurred and defendant admitted to pushing the door into the accuser. At trial, the defendant's grandmother and mother testified against her, but the determination by a judge, applying the facts to the charge, issued a verdict of not guilty.