The defendant allegedly came home drunk and began arguing with his girlfriend. She attempted to hide in the bedroom and locked the door. The defendant kicked it down and found the victim hiding in the bathroom. He then grabbed the victim by her hair and dragged her down the stairs. She hit her head on the tile and received 4 staples to her head as a result of the injury. Officers arrested the defendant and charged him with domestic violence battery.
RESULT: The defense convinced the State not to bump the offense up to a felony. The attorney obtained no formal finding of guilt on behalf of the client. The client is now eligible to have his records sealed.