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March 27th 2019
False Bomb Threat
According to the police report, client/student was surfing the internet when she impulsively indicated she would act in a violent way toward a school via Instagram. The evidence against the defendant was strong and well-documented. The threat was direct and obvious—but the actual intent was lacking. An apparent act of immaturity and bad judgement that could affect her for the rest of her life, if formally charged and certainly if convicted. Fortunately, Attorney Barabino and the family worked with the District Attorney’s office to enter a diversionary program which would divert her from ever entering the criminal justice system. No record and no evidence of the felony accusation. With an agreement was drafted which included an apology, therapy and additional conditions.

Malicious Destruction of Property, Breaking and Entering Nighttime, Larceny in Building, CASE DISMISSED

March 27th 2015
Malicious Destruction of Property
Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime for Felony
Larceny in Building
Client was a young, hard working juvenile who was polite, respectful, and an excellent student. According to police, he went into school late at night without permission and acted irresponsibility. This was an unacceptable act and inconsistent with his good tempered disposition and attitude. He was charged with felony offenses and the Commonwealth had a fairly strong case. Admitting to any of these types of offenses was unacceptable. Nevertheless, after several months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Barabino today persuaded the prosecutor and the judge to place client on pre-trial probation for two months. As long as client refrains from committing any further offenses and pays back the money to the school for the damage, this case will be dismissed. No admission to any criminal act, misdemeanor, or felony.
RESULT: Sentencing Memorandum FILED, CASE DISMISSED.