Representation of Alleged Domestic Violence Victim Who Denied Assault
RESULT | Dismissed
A husband and wife were on their way home from a weekend night out. The woman was intoxicated and had an agreement with her husband that he was to keep her safe and not allow her to take off on her own, which she often tried to do while intoxicated. Witnesses saw the man try to physically restrain the woman and believed what they were witnessing was a domestic violence assault. They called the police and the man was arrested. The woman always maintained that her husband had not assaulted her. The husband was charged and a no contact order was issued. After appearing at a hearing with the woman, the court agreed to lift the no contact order and after persuading the prosecutor that no assault had taken place, the case against the husband was dismissed.