The attorneys at Gounaris Abboud are dedicated to providing the best representation for clients in the Dayton area. Recently, they worked with an Ohio State University graduate student who was charged with the crimes of assault and domestic violence.
Both of the charges were misdemeanors of the first degree. This means that she could have been punished for the crimes with a fine of up to $1,000. In addition to this expense, the client may have been forced to spend up to six months in incarceration for her crime.
This case was prosecuted in a Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus, Ohio. Our client got into a verbal altercation with her boyfriend, and called law enforcement to ask them to come and remove him from the apartment that they shared together. When the officer's arrived, they were told a different story. The client's boyfriend spun the story so that it appeared that our client had attacked him and harmed him.
The police believed the alleged victim, and arrested our client for assault and domestic violence. With domestic violence cases, it is normally difficult to prove fault because there are not any witnesses and it is the alleged victim's word against the defendant's word. Thankfully, the defendant in this case hired Gounaris Abboud to assist in her case.
The lawyers asked for a jury trial and the prosecutor informed the court that they did not wish to move forward shortly after the jury trial was approved. The court dismissed the case against our client on the request of the prosecutor, and she was able to leave without any marks on her criminal record or any punishments to serve. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, you need to also seek compensation from a Dayton criminal defense attorney at the firm.