Battery and Drug Charges to be Dismissed
Our client, a student at UW-Madison, was arrested after a night of drinking in which he got into a fight outside of a bar. Madison police took our client into custody because the person with whom he fought ended up with a broken nose (a potential felony charge). While processing him at the jail, authorities discovered a small amount of cocaine in our client’s pocket. Our lawyers spoke with prosecutors before formal charges were filed, and they agreed not to charge a felony assault. Instead, our client was charged with misdemeanor battery and possession of cocaine. Our lawyers then worked out an agreement in which our client will participate in a deferred prosecution program. Once he completes the program, the case will be dismissed.