Domestic Violence battery dismissed

Lori Doganiero Palmieri

Case Conclusion Date:April 16, 2013

Practice Area:Domestic Violence

Outcome:State dismissed the charges

Description:Professional charged with domestic battery after ex-girlfriend entered his apt at 1:00 a.m. using key held over from landlord. Client stood his ground and tried to get her out. Client called 911 to report a trespasser. Police failed to investigate that alleged victim did not live there nor have a right to be there. On the eve of trial the state realized the client was lawfully defending his exclusive property and agreed to drop the charge.