Facts: The defendant was accused of striking his wife during an argument. When the police arrived on scene, they took photographs of the alleged injuries and a statement from the alleged victim.
Outcome: Mr. Sobel was contacted immediately after the incident and was able to stop the arrest of his client and rather negotiated that the case be sent to the State Attorney’s Office for review. After reviewing the file, the State Attorney wanted to file the case as a felony. After extensive discussion of the facts of the case, it was filed as a misdemeanor and done by summons (no arrest). Prior to trial, the state dropped the case and the client never spent a minute in jail.