Client, an immigrant, was charged with domestic assault and battery of his Indian spouse. Wife also filed a motion for a preliminary protective order stating that she is scared of her husband.
Wife's attorney kept insisting the husband sign a settlement agreement for the preliminary protective order prior to the criminal triamaking the husband liable for the mortgage and other costs for the wife (unemployed). BLF advised against it as there was no assurance that the wife would remain silent during the trial and help our client in any manner.
Today, at trial, my suspicions were proven correct. The wife decided long ago that the marriage was over and that she wanted nothing more to do with our client - she needed a conviction for assault and battery to protect her own immigration status under the battered spouse exception.
Result: After a trial and pointing out the inconsistent statements of the wife to the police and Judge, we got the Judge to continue the case for a DISMISSAL after class and probation. No jail, No fine.
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