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Domestic Violence battery dismissed

Case Conclusion Date: 04.16.2013

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.

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