Assault (4th Degree) — Accusation During Child Custody Fight
RESULT | Dismissed
A woman was accused of assaulting her child’s father by pushing him backwards toward or into his car during an argument. The argument occurred because the father did not make it clear to the woman where the child was. The accusation of assault by the father of the child arose simultaneously with the end of the relationship between the woman and the child’s father and a custody battle over the child as well as arguments over the division of assets between the couple. The defense brought some issues to the attention of the prosecutor about the allegation and prior allegations made by the father of the child that raised some questions about his credibility. In the meantime, the family case was resolved by a family law attorney with some requirements of the woman that addressed the prosecution’s concerns about the woman. The criminal case was dismissed.