State v. Luke T.G.

J Steven House

Case Conclusion Date:September 21, 2011

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Domestic violence offense amended to county ordinance violation

Description:Criminal disorderly conduct (domestic violence) charge which can result in a prohibition against possessing firearms, amended to non-criminal county ordinance violation of trespass to dwelling. Through careful preparation I was able to convince the prosecutor that while there may have been an uninvited reentry of another person's home, there was a possible statutory defense. to that entry and that the alleged victim lied about assault to avoid arrest for assaulting the defendant and damaging his property.