Summary of Facts: Officers responded to our client’s home for reports of a domestic disturbance. Our client’s spouse informed the officers who responded that our client had made a violent threat with a chair. Our client was also interviewed, and denied having done this. Nonetheless, our client was arrested and charged with assault.

Action: Coughlin Law Group was hired to defend to our client against this charge, as well as in a restraining order filed by our client’s spouse. Prior to the first hearing, and after tempers had calmed down, Attorney Christopher Coughlin was able to negotiate with our client’s spouse and reach an agreement in lieu of a restraining order. After this, our client’s spouse decided to invoke the privilege not to testify against a spouse. Nonetheless the District Attorney’s Office decided to proceed with the case. At the next hearing, the District Attorney still wished to proceed, but had failed to produce any additional evidence. Attorney Alexander Conley adeptly argued that the Court that the case should be dismissed, and it was.

Result: The charge against our client was dismissed, without the need for a trial. Additionally, no permanent restraining order was ever issued against our client.