Assault (4th Degree) Domestic Violence
RESULT | Charges not filed
An argument broke out between family members at the graveside of someone in the family who had passed away. A woman’s father-in-law accused her of assaulting him even though she was the one who had been injured in the confrontation. The woman’s father-in-law was angry because he was in the middle of a divorce and the woman was supportive of her mother-in-law. After presenting evidence of the woman’s injuries to the prosecutor as well as information regarding her father-in-law’s stalking and victimization of her mother-in-law, the defense convinced the prosecutor that it should not bring charges against the woman, who was a mother with no prior criminal history.