Client was involved in an argument with his girlfriend while sitting in their car in a dark parking lot. The argument was observed from a distance by a witness who then called 911 and told the operator that the client had beaten the girlfriend. Police responded and stopped client and girlfriend on the highway. Client was removed from the car and became belligerent with the officers. He was then handcuffed and pepper sprayed.
Despite the girlfriend’s statement to officers that my client had not beaten her, and despite the fact that she had no marks on injuries on her body, the client was arrested for resisting an officer, public intoxication and felony domestic violence.
After negotiation with the District Attorney, my client accepted a resolution involving a plea to misdemeanor obstructing an officer, payment of a modest fine, and no custody time.