Domestic violence assault allegations dismissed in Manhattan
Our client was
arrested after our client’s ex-girlfriend and coworker complained that she
was grabbed by the neck and assaulted causing
physical injury and that our client left before the police arrived. He contact us and
we arranged for our client to surrender so we could fight it in court.
Our client was charged with assault in the third degree and harassment
in the second degree and faced up to a year in
jail and a permanent order of protection. Because they were coworkers, any
order of protection could have caused our client to lose employment. In
reviewing the complaint filed in court, we noticed that the New York State
constitutional requirement pertaining to the corroboration of criminal
court complaints had not been met and we moved to dismiss. Our client’s
case was dismissed, the record sealed.