A client came to Gounaris Abboud after his wife pressed charges claiming that he had beat her and should be punished for domestic violence. Domestic violence cases are often difficult to prove because they are often a matter of testimony. Our client is a business owner and a registered nurse who has approximately five employees working for him to provide in-home health care to patients. If he had been sent to jail, it could have not only jeopardized his business but his employee's business.
The client had prior offenses already on his record, so any additional conviction would have resulted in the loss of his license with the state nursing board. He may have also lost his business, causing his employees to lose their jobs. Our client's wife claimed that he had harmed her, and the case was prosecuted in Kettering Municpal Court. If convicted, our client faced up to six months in jail in addition to a $1,000 fine.
Our team located witnesses who could testify to our client's wife's reputation and explain that she was telling a falsehood about her husband. The prosecutor on the case offered our client reduced charges of disorderly conduct, but we decided to keep the case set for a trial. The day that the trial was supposed to begin, our client was dismissed on all charges.
The client was thrilled that he will now be able to keep his job and will not have any marks on his record for this alleged offense. If you have been arrested for a domestic violence charge, a lawyer at Gounaris Abboud, LPA may be able to assist you. These Dayton criminal defense lawyers are focused on achieving optimal results in every case. Contact the firm today at (937) 660-8429 for more information!