Felony Battery amended to DC ticket
Client was already charged when he called so this was not a precharge situation. Client was accused of breaking the jaw of another man in a fight. Client had posted material on social media confirming he in fact had done that, and was bragging about what occurred.
We sent an investigator out to speak to witnesses that the police had never bothered to speak with. We had approximately 5 people provide statements regarding what they had seen and how the matter was really a self defense case. We presented that information to the prosecutor handling the matter. The offer went from "plead to the felony with restitution" to a non-criminal ordinance violation and no restitution owed.