Police responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a pregnant victim. Two brothers were in amidst of an altercation prior to the pregnant victim being attacked. One brother struck her stomach and grabbed her by the throat to choke her. Police saw marks on the pregnant victim’s neck and wrists. The Police arrested the Defendant and charged him with Battery on a Pregnant Victim. The hospital monitored the pregnant woman and her unborn child for any signs of trauma; neither had serious long-term injuries.
RESULT: The Defense moved forward with setting depositions of the witnesses and the Client. The Attorney consulted with the Client and counseled the family on the severity of the incident. The family expressed concern about the Client receiving anger management counseling. The Defense negotiated with the State on counseling and persuaded the Prosecution to DROP the charges against the Client.