Case Conclusion Date: February 12, 2013
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Outcome: Certified as a Misdemeanor
Description: Malicious Punishment of a Child Client pled to the charge of Malicious Punishment of a Child, which is a Gross Misdemeanor and carries the possible sentence 1 year in jail and a $3,000 fine. After a pre-sentence investigation, corrections recommended 30 days jail. At sentencing, the prosecutor requested the court to impose and execute 30 days jail. We were able to pursuade the court to not impose any jail time. In addition, the prosecutor and corrections both requested random drug and alcohol testing; we were able to convince the judge that these tests were not necessary in this case. The sentence handed down was 2 years probation with the condition that the Client successfully complete a parenting class. Once the probation is complete, the Court will certify the conviction as a Misdemeanor, instead of a Gross Misdemeanor.