FELONY BATTERY CHARGE DISMISSED AT FIRST COURT HEARING
Our client was arrested after he was involved in what could be described as a road-rage incident. He was taken to jail, and prosecutors filed against him a felony charge of substantial battery. His family did not know where to turn and asked a local lawyer to suggest a criminal defense attorney. He recommended Attorney Tim Verhoff. Our attorney attended the initial appearance in the case. He reviewed the formal charging document, called a criminal complaint, and recognized it failed to set forth the proper elements to support the allegations against the client. Attorney Verhoff made an oral motion to dismiss the felony assault charge. After hearing argument from both Attorney Verhoff and the assistant district attorney, the judge agreed with our lawyer. He dismissed the felony charge, and the client was released from custody.