Ex-Girlfriend’s Nasty Phone Messages Dispute Domestic Violence Charge

Battery Causing Bodily Harm: DISMISSED!

Our Client, a Mexican citizen with poor English comprehension, arrived at the home of his ex-girlfriend to pick up their son for a weekend visit. He claimed the woman violently attacked him and scratched his face. While trying to defend himself, he struck her in the face. Two days later, police arrested our Client, charging him with Battery Causing Bodily Harm.

RESULT: During depositions, the Attorney aggressively cross-examined the witness on her claims and called into question the phone messages she left on the Defendant’s answering machine. Her messages flaunted the fact she had him arrested intentionally in an attempt to take away his custody rights. In light of the supportive evidence presented in defense of our Client, the State dismissed the case for insufficient evidence.

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