Assault (4th Degree) — Nurse Charged with Assaulting Her Boyfriend When She Was Actually the Victim
RESULT | Dismissed
A woman with no prior criminal history and a nursing license was assaulted by her boyfriend after they had been drinking in celebration of her birthday. The woman attempted to defend herself. She then called the police, but the boyfriend took the phone away from her and reported that he had been assaulted. When the police arrived, they concluded that the boyfriend, who had a prior domestic violence assault conviction, was the victim, and they arrested the woman. After doing some investigation on the case, including interviewing the boyfriend’s prior domestic violence assault victim, the defense conferred with the prosecution and convinced them that the woman was the actual victim in the case.