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Negligent Operation, Leaving the Scene, DISMISSED

May 15th 2018
Leave Scene of Property Damage
Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle
Client was a young man was out partying with two friends when all them of them got in a car accident. After the accident, fingers pointed in different directions as to who was the driver, or “operator”. In the end, after police arrested a person who the police incorrectly thought was the driver, the other two young men stepped forward and under oath stated that the defendant was not the driver. Despite those assertions, the case was required to process though several court hearings, with a trial date set. On day of trial, District Attorney, in good judgement simply dismissed the case as there would be insufficient evidence to move forward any longer and a dismissal was entered on both charges. Case Dismissed.
RESULT: Both charges, DISMISSED.

Assault and Battery, Reckless Endangerment of a Child, Intimidation of a Witness, DISMISSED

February 21st 2017
Intimidation of a Witness
Assault and Battery with Serious Injury
Reckless Endangerment of a Child
Assault and Battery
Assault and Battery
Assault and Battery
Assault and Battery on a Pregnant Person
Client was a hardworking married professional. According to police, he had abused his wife over a period of several years. Most recently, the police claimed that he stabbed her hand with a knife. She was injured in such a way that her hand required surgery. The Defendant was held without bail, pursuant to the Dangerous Statute (58A). After the 58A hearing was held, Attorney Barabino was retained. Attorney Barabino sought to have the prior judge reconsider a prior decision and that decision was reversed. However, the defendant was indicted on all counts. After litigating the case for nearly a year, a motion to dismiss the charges was filed. In or about the same date, a non-binding marital privilege entered. Eventually, a decision was made by the District Attorney to Nolle Prosse -which means to dismiss the charges and close the case with no admission or wrongdoing of any criminal act.
RESULT: Motion to Dismiss filed, CASE DISMISSED, Martial Privilege.