Case Conclusion Date:August 7, 2012
Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Outcome:Dismissed (in favor of my position)
Description:My client was charged with Partner Family Member Assault (PFMA). The PFMA statute applies only to heterosexuals and punishes them to a greater degree than, say, homosexuals. I filed a motion to dismiss based upon an equal protection violation. The Court ruled in my favor. http://missoulian.com/news/local/judge-says-montana-s-domestic-violence-law-discriminates-against-heterosexuals/article_ec8e35b2-ef7e-11e1-a4ff-0019bb2963f4.html.