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What began as a series of small arguments between a husband and wife concerning the usual things a husband and wife may argue about, mainly finances, turned into a much more serious situation. Ultimately, the young husband was arrested and charged with domestic violence, assault and aggravated menacing. His case was scheduled in Franklin County Municipal Court.
The young man had never been to jail before and was quite traumatized by the experience. He agreed that there has been a heated argument, but insisted he had never laid a hand on his wife. He was fearful how these types of assault charges would affect his future employment, as they could remain on his background for life. After speaking with attorney Ben Luftman, the young web designer decided to hire the Columbus Criminal Defense team to represent him on the case.
Attorney Luftman and attorney Dan Sabol represented him on the case. There were some discrepancies in the facts. Additionally, the young man’s wife wished to reconcile and get counseling. Both parties wanted the case to be over as quickly as possible.
Given these circumstances, attorney Sabol was able to negotiate the dismissal of assault and aggravated menacing charges. The domestic violence charge was amended to a lesser disorderly conduct charge. The disorderly conduct charge is not an offense of violence. This was extremely important to our client. It will allow us to return to court at the appropriate time and file a motion to seal or expunge the record of the case. If the judge grants our motion, the charge and disorderly conduct conviction will be completely removed from his record. At that time, he will be able to put an extremely unfortunate evening behind him for good.
Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.