Our law firm recently represented a client who was charged with a criminal offense of harassment. The alleged victim was our client’s ex-girlfriend and, to make it more complicated, they had a child in common together. The State had a very strong case against our client and there was a very adamant victim who wanted to see him prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed under the law. The case was extensively conferenced with the prosecutor but it was impossible to negotiate any plea without the victim’s consent. There are typically strong emotions on both sides in domestic violence cases and, as the defense attorney, we will often take on the role of a mediator to try an cool down heated emotions and come to a mutual understanding. In most cases, these types of disputes can be worked out, outside of the court. In this case, we spent a lot of time with the alleged victim and listened to her side of the story to understand and get to the root of the problem and come up with a solution to ensure that it would not happen again. In the end, with the consent of the victim, we were able to get the harassment charges against our client dismissed. Our client was able to freely walk out of court with no record and no fines or costs. If you or a loved one has been charged with harassment, contact our office at (908) 838-0150 today for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
State v. V.M.