Domestic Violence Attorney Gets False Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge Dismissed in South Florida

Domestic Violence Attorney Gets False Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge Dismissed in South Florida

False Aggravated Assault Charges Get Dismissed in Less Than a Month in Sunrise, Florida

Outcome of Aggravated Assault Case in Sunrise, Florida: 

Jerry was facing prison time after being falsely accused of aggravated assault. In less than a month, the Rossen Law Firm got the case dismissed. Jerry is very happy to continue with her life now that she is no longer worried about being falsely investigated for assault.

Client Concerns During Aggravated Assault Case in Sunrise, Florida:

Jerry was a model citizen with no prior arrests, yet was now worried about going to prison for up to 5 years. One day she was a successful businesswoman with a bright future, and the next she was waking up to her mugshot plastered online. Without a home, friends, or family, in her new town, she had to face these serious felony allegations alone. Jerry was terrified.


Facts about the Aggravated Assault Case in Sunrise, Florida:


For over a decade, Jerry had been a victim of her husband’s abusive behavior. He had a history of substance abuse issues and anger issues. In Alaska, where they previously lived, Jerry fled from their home to reside in a domestic violence shelter on multiple occasions to escape her husband’s physical abuse. Soon after moving down to Sunrise, Florida, Jerry and her husband got into a disagreement that resulted in Jerry defending herself with a knife. After telling her husband repeatedly to back away from her, she had no choice but to use her weapon against him to protect herself.


When a concerned neighbor contacted the police, Jerry explained to the officers how she was simply defending herself in accordance with Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. The police, however, did not believe it. That same day, Jerry was falsely arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and facing serious prison time. After spending a day in jail and posting her bond, Jerry made the wise decision of contacting the Rossen Law Firm.


Strategy to fight the Aggravated Assault Case in Sunrise, Florida:

After speaking with Jerry during the first meeting, it was clear that Jerry was falsely accused. Because Jerry contacted us the day she got out of jail, we were able to move swiftly before the case had actually been filed by the prosecutor. Jerry’s case was still in the pre-filing stage, which left a window open for us to dismiss the case before it was reviewed by the prosecutors. This period of time is typically used to evaluate the gravity of the situation and decide whether the charge should be increased, reduced, or even dropped.


Our strategy was simple: get in early and explain the situation. This included letting the prosecutors know that the police were wrong in arresting Jerry and also that there was an established pattern of violence towards our client. Because the police do not have access to the full 911 tapes, they were not told that the complaint that there was a man screaming at a woman, not the other way around.

Additionally, in the days and weeks following this incident, Jerry’s husband sent her multiple threatening text messages and even harassed her at her hotel to the point where she had to call the police. While this was a terrifying situation for our client, it was helpful for her case. We were able to use this to our advantage and demonstrate his violent tendencies. After three exhausting weeks, Jerry received the news that the Rossen Law Firm convinced the prosecutors to dismiss all of the charges. Because we went in early, neither Jerry nor the attorneys had to go to court.


Now, we are working to expunge her records so that this case cannot be found in public records, nor by potential employers. Jerry now has full custody of her son and is in the process of filing for divorce. She is safe, happy, and ready to live her life with this nightmare behind her.


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00:07 08 Sep 22
In one of the most stressful times in my life, Rossen Law Firm was there for me. Leaving no stone unturned they provided patience and knowledge in every detail of my case. I’m very thankful and proud of this law firm family and especially of my lawyer, Scott Simmons for guiding, defending and helping me in every way possible. He and this law firm family come highly recommended from personal experience!!!
Jason HigleyJason Higley
15:24 26 Aug 22
I had an unfortunate situation with a family member that lead to my arrest and being charged with DV Battery. This was the first time I had ever been arrested so I was very nervous and afraid of what was going to happen to me. After talking with Adam I decided to retain him and let me tell you this was the BEST decision I could have ever made. Adam made me feel so comfortable and confident that everything will turn out the best in my favor. He is professional, ethical and supportive. He was always available too answer any questions or concerns.Not to mention, his team at the office is awesome they are so friendly and welcoming. Anytime I had a question when I called the office they were able to guide me in the rightdirection. They always were in contact with me with any information or updates regarding my case. Adams team is GREAT!Adam delivered, my case was DISMISSED. So if you want an attorney the is gonna fight for you and get the job done retain the BEST there is Adam Rossen!!!
Felix I HFelix I H
13:27 28 Jul 22
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Terry ChristopherTerry Christopher
12:32 09 May 22
I had an amazing experience with The Rossen Law Firm. The staff were very professional. Attorney Susan Lawson went above and beyond working on my case. We were thoroughly prepared for trial. Mrs. Lawson reviewed hours of body and dash camera footage multiple times and aggressively performed depositions on witnesses and law enforcement.The final outcome for me was the state dropped my case, due to the great work Susan and the Rossen team performed. I didn’t even need to go to trial.This law firm does not play around. They pay attention to detail and they FIGHT FOR YOU!Thank you Adam, team, and a special thank you to Susan for your amazing work! I really appreciate you.
Ketiana ProvinceKetiana Province
20:27 23 Mar 22
My experience with Rossen Law Firm was excellent. From the consultation to the end.. My attorney Susan Lawson gave my son's case all the time and attention that was needed to be successful in court. She was confident during all the court proceedings. My favorite part was when she said we are family, never once my son and I were treated other then that. I very much appreciate the knowledge and support I received through Rossen Law Firm.