Two Felony Charges End In One Misdemeanor
Client had previous conviction just a couple of years ago for assault family violence. His ex-girlfriend accuses him of assault. He gets charged with a felony because of the prior family violence conviction. He is out on bond and the ex-girlfriend comes to his house. He gets charged with a second felony assault family violence and can't make bond. After numerous attempts over several months and two settings on the jury docket, he enters a plea for time served on a misdemeanor assault and gets the other assault 12.45′d (a type of dismissal). End result one misdemeanor conviction from two felonies. In words of client in interview booth, "if it weren't for the glass, I'd hug you."