Assault (4th Degree) — Domestic Violence by Parent toward Assaultive Teenager
RESULT | Dismissed
A professional and law-abiding man got into a verbal argument with his eighteen-year-old daughter because the daughter announced she was leaving and would not disclose where she planned to spend the night. The daughter began to physically assault the man after he attempted to block the door to prevent his daughter from leaving the house. The daughter hit the man with a shoe, threw a chair at him and bit him. The man then hit his daughter in the face and was charged with domestic violence assault. The defense interviewed the daughter, who was honest about her role in the incident. After presenting the prosecution with information about the man, who had no criminal history and was a professional, and after the man agreed to attend a 1-day anger management class, the prosecution agreed to dismiss the case.