John’s ex-girlfriend was upset and decided she no longer wanted to proceed with the case, so the day of trial she didn’t show up and we got the charges against John dismissed.
Client Concerns about South Florida Domestic Violence Charge:
After being charged with a life felony, John was worried that he’d be stuck in jail, face severe penalties and be unable to see his daughter.
John C. was late picking up his daughter in the morning from his ex-girlfriend’s home to take the daughter to his parents’ home for child care. His ex-girlfriend was leaving the apartment in Davie, Florida with his daughter when he showed up. He pulled up alongside her and they got into an argument. John’s daughter was transferred to his car. John then got out of his own car and went up to the passenger side window of his ex-girlfriend’s car to continue yelling at her. He started hitting the window and when she rolled it down to prevent the glass from breaking. He then dived into the car and began hitting her. John left the scene and was later arrested and charged with burglary and domestic violence battery. Because both of these offenses were charged together, they constituted a life felony meaning there was no bond.
We first got the prosecution to separate the charges so that they no longer constituted a life felony, and we were able to get John out of jail. Then we worked with the prosecution and his ex-girlfriend to reach a deal. We then made a deal with the prosecution to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor, with John taking anger management classes. John’s ex-girlfriend also knew about the deal and was fine with it. However the judge refused to accept his plea and so the case went to trial.
Call our office to schedule an appointment for a free consultation:
Rossen Law Firm’s legal team understands what’s at stake when you’re charged with a crime in South Florida. We’re committed to defending you and protecting your rights. Our legal team is ready to create a customized strategy for your case to fight for the best possible outcome. We handle Criminal, DUI, Federal, Domestic Violence, Marchman Act & Baker Act cases, and more.
Rossen Law Firm