Enhanceable 1st Degree Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed

Posted On: April 29th, 2015 by Bradley J. Groene

We were recently contacted by a man in his 30s who was arrested in Hamilton County and charged with domestic violence as a first degree misdemeanor. This is an enhanceable charge, which means that if convicted, the client would automatically be charged with felony domestic violence.

The man had no prior criminal record and worked hard as a local mechanic. If convicted, he faced up to $1,000 in fines, six months in jail, and hundreds of dollars in court costs. The financial burden and jail time would mean losing his job and other negative consequences. He consulted with Cincinnati criminal attorney Brad Groene at Luftman, Heck & Associates to take his case. Brad began negotiating with the prosecution and represented the client at four court appearances. The case was set for a jury trial, and Brad was granted a continuance to prepare the strongest defense possible for the client.

While the case was being continued, the witness declined to testify against our client and the charges were dismissed and he did not have to have a jury trial.

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