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Tanya was wrongfully accused of domestic violence and fell victim to a poorly conducted investigation in Miami, Florida. The Rossen Law Firm was able to beat the case by getting it dismissed within just three weeks. Due to our hard work and dedication to our client’s innocence, Tanya was never convicted for domestic violence.
Domestic battery, classified as a first degree misdemeanor, is not taken lightly in the state of Florida. If charged and convicted, Tanya, a single mother, could have been sentenced up to a year in jail or twelve months probation and a one-thousand dollar fine. Additionally, a Defendant found guilty of domestic battery is ineligible to have their record sealed or expunged, meaning that they’d have a lifetime criminal record of that offense.
Our client Tanya and her boyfriend weren’t getting along so they decided to separate, leading to them forming a joint custody agreement for their dog. One day, her ex-boyfriend was supposed to give Tanya their dog but decided to completely stop responding and ignore her. Reasonably confused, Tanya decides to drive to her ex’s home with her twelve year old daughter in order to pick up the dog as promised. Outside of the home the boyfriend creates a commotion; yelling, arguing, but finally agrees to give Tanya the dog as previously agreed to. In an extremely aggressive manner, he throws the dog in the backseat of Tanya’s car while her daughter is sitting in the car traumatized. Due to his hostile demeanor and the events that had already unfolded, Tanya felt unsafe and uncomfortable so she decided to call the police.
Upon their arrival, her ex’s family lied to the officer. The family provided the police with a completely false story, which led to a faulty investigation. Once the officer hears of these domestic violence accusations, Tanya reveals that she filmed the entire encounter. Her video shows that Tanya neither battered her ex-boyfriend nor left her vehicle. Furthermore, this video also depicts her ex throwing the dog into her backseat of the car along with his whole family, especially his mother, outside the home verbally berating her. She shows him this four and a half minute long video and insists on sending it to him via email or even allowing him to take her phone as evidence. He immediately dismisses her, rejecting the clear evidence she provided him and arrests Tanya in front of her twelve year old daughter. Because of the faulty investigation the officer conducted that day, now Tanya and her daughter are impacted for life. After paying her way out of jail, Tanya enlisted the help of our Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorneys just three days after.
Upon meeting with Tanya, we listened intently to her story and the evidence materials she supplemented us with. We watched the aforementioned four and a half minute long video she took and read the police report. What was especially important to us was that we didn’t involve her daughter in this process unless absolutely necessary, which we found that it wasn’t.
The next step we took to prove Tanya’s innocence was to communicate with the prosecutor, since she hadn’t been charged yet. We put pressure on them and made sure they knew that if this case was to proceed forward, we would expose the officer’s terribly conducted investigation. By supplementing them with the evidence at hand, we convinced them that by the end of this case Tanya would be fully exonerated. The case was dismissed within just three weeks.
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