Case Conclusion Date: 03.02.2011
Practice Area: Criminal defense
Description: Client faced Violation of No-Contact Order charges from the City of Lynden and the City of Bellingham. Both charges are gross misdemeanors. My investigations revealed client suffered from mental health issues which diminished her capacity to form the requisiste intent to commit the crimes. Also, she suffered a harsh breakup with her ex-boyfriend. Against her will, and while the cases were pending, he kept a substantial amount of her personal belongings. I contacted the alleged victim and obtained his written statement and cooperation. He returned client's personal property. He also did not want to testify against my client. I shared my investigations and his statement with the City Prosecutors. They agreed to dismiss their various cases.