Mike Brandt recently succeeded in getting Domestic Assault charges against his client continued for dismissal. In this case, Mike’s client was accused of assaulting his teenage son. The state had photographs of injuries to the boy’s face and the boy gave a statement to police claiming that his had had slapped him and slammed his face into the dashboard of dad’s truck. In preparation for the trial, Mike obtained information about the boy’s prior juvenile record, he raised the defense of reasonable force to discipline a child, and also investigated the case and took a statement from the boy in which he changed his story about what had happened.
Because of this background, the prosecutor had doubts about whether or not he could secure a conviction in the case and he therefore agreed to continue the case for dismissal. The result of Mike’s negotiation means that the charges his client will be dismissed in one year. Not only will the charges be dismissed, Mike’s client will also be in a position to have the record of this incident fully expunged (sealed).
This type of an outcome is the result of the preparation, investigation, and knowledge that Brandt Kettwick Defense brings to every case.