Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2013
Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Outcome:Allowed to plead to a lesser offense, which was completely suspended, and reduced probation - no jail time.
Description:Client was accused with purposely hitting his former girlfriend and mother of his child with a vehicle during a meeting at a public place. The Client had several prior criminal convictions and probation violations for which he had served jail time. The state supplied a statement from an uninterested witness who, the state asserted, had confirmed it was an intentional act of running over the young woman, sending her over the front hood of Client's car and leaving her on the ground appearing dead (the alleged victim survived without serious injury). He was facing 3-15 years in the state penitentiary. That same witness gave a conflicting story to our firm's criminal investigator and this conflicting statement was used to negotiate a plea to a lesser offense, which was completely suspended, and reduced the period of probation by two years.