This fall a client experienced a nasty break-up with his girlfriend. When the dust settled, he was left facing a Protection from Harassment complaint and, more significantly, a criminal charge for violating a temporary protection order.

After a conference with the judge at district court, we agreed to continue the PFH for half a year. But a week after reaching that agreement, the ex-girlfriend's actions were so inappropriate that the judge granted our Motion to Dismiss. One down.

Last week, after some discussions with the alleged victim, I convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the criminal charge because the alleged victim had changed her story and because of our success with the PFH. Two down. 

My client got the best Christmas present – all charges dropped.

AuthorJonathan Handelman