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Case Conclusion Date: 04.10.2017
Practice Area: Criminal defense
Outcome: Reduced & Dismissed
Description: Client charged with Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence (DV) under RCW 9A.36.041. This is a gross misdemeanor punishable up to a year in jail, a $5,000.00 fine, numerous evaluations, mandatory No-Contact orders, loss of firearms rights, mandatory treatment and two years of active probation. The charges involved Client striking his wife in the arm with a shoe during an argument. Making matters worse, Client was an immigrant non-citizen of the United States. Therefore, he absolutely needed a downward reduction, dismissal or trial acquittal if he wanted to avoid deportation. Fortunately, with the cooperation of Client's wife, Mr. Ransom convinced the Prosecutor to reduce and dismiss the charges. Client entered a plea to Disorderly Conduct (non-DV) under RCW 9A.84.030. This crime is a simple misdemeanor which does not trigger immigration consequences. The Judge imposed 1 day of jail with full credit for time served and issued a $400 fine. He also ordered Client to obtain an anger management evaluation and follow its recommended treatment, attend a DV Victim Impact Panel and be monitored by probation for 24 months. If Client follows these conditions and avoids any more criminal charges, then his Disorderly Conduct conviction shall be dismissed in two years.