A young lady was attending a concert with her boyfriend. Fueled by alcohol, the two began to argue. The argument became heated and the police responded. Ultimately, the young lady was arrested and charged with assault. Her case was scheduled in Franklin County Municipal Court.
Having never been charged with more than a speeding ticket, she was understandably concerned. Her assault charge was a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. This was not something she wanted on her background. After speaking with attorney Ben Luftman, the Columbus Criminal Defense team was hired to represent her on the case.
The attorney at LHA represented the client on her case. We attended the pre-trial hearing and reviewed the discovery and began negotiating on the young lady’s behalf in an attempt to get her case dismissed. The prosecutor was initially unwilling to do so. Ultimately, we set the case for a jury-trial and prior to trial, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case. Our client was relieved.
As the Columbus Criminal Defense team does in all of our cases, a motion to seal or expunge the record of the young lady’s case was filed immediately following the dismissal of her case. Once granted, the case will be removed from the Franklin County Municipal Clerk of Courts website and her criminal background. She will legally have a clean slate.
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