Our client was living in an apartment with a friend of the opposite sex. According to our client, the friend was disgruntled because there was no romantic relationship between them. One day, after an argument, the friend went to the police and claimed that our client had grabbed the friends arm during an argument. The police went to the apartment and our client denied any physical altercation. Nonetheless, our client was arrested and charged with assault & battery.
Attorney Alexander Conley represented our client. Given the weakness of the allegations, Attorney Conley asked for a fast trial date. On the trial date, the friend did not appear, despite a court order. Attorney Conley thus asked the court to dismiss the case. The Court was convinced, and dismissed the case.
The case was dismissed, and our client was discharged from the criminal complaint. Every case is different, and sometimes a witness's decision not to cooperate can result in dismissal. Other times, this is not the case. If you or a loved one has been charged with assault, you should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation.