The judge granted Rossen Law Firm’s stand your ground motion, which means the court agreed that she was acting in self defense. We were able to get Kimberly O.’s record expunged.
Kimberly was a college student on vacation, and was worried that she would have to spend up to 15 years in prison. Living in Connecticut, Kimberly did not know how she would be able to constantly show up to court. Kimberly was also scared that she would be labeled as a violent, convicted felon, and thought that this could jeopardize her education and future career.
Kimberly was at a family gathering in Sunrise, Florida when her cousin became very drunk. He began to bad mouth Kimberly’s family, saying that her uncle was having an affair. Trying to remove herself from the incident, Kimberly went upstairs with her sister, where they were both crying and upset. Kimberly heard chaos downstairs and rushed back to find her cousin attacking her elderly father. Kimberly stepped in to try to protect her father, and hit her cousin on the head with a glass cup she previously had in her hand. The police arrived on the scene amid calls of a disturbance and arrested Kimberly for aggravated battery.
We knew that Kimberly was trying to protect her father, so we worked to prove to the prosecutor that she was acting in defense. To do so we filed a stand your ground motion, saying that Kimberly was in genuine fear of her and her father’s life when her cousin attacked them.
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