Assault -- Brookline District Court

Outcome: Dismissed

Description: This was a case that never should have been brought in the first place. My client and his wife had a disagreement in their apartment about one of their children and an upcoming birthday party. The disagreement turned heated and my client threw the TV remote and kicked the TV stand. He also shook his hands in the air as he yelled. He did not touch his wife nor did he threaten to harm her. Nevertheless, the police showed up. Out of an abundance of caution my client was arrested and charged with assault. My client's wife, although shaken from the fight, did not want her husband to be charged. In fact, she came to court and stated on the record that she did not wish to testify against her husband. The case was subsequently dismissed.