Home Health Aid Not Guilty of Abuse
In Allegheny County, Pittsburgh defense attorney Samir Sarna represented a home care aid, who was charged with abusing a patient. Aside from the potential harm to their career, a conviction would almost certainly result in jail time.
Despite having the incident on video, attorney Sarna moved forward with a bench trial and argued that what happened did not warrant criminal charges. While the experience was difficult for the client, the judge agreed with attorney Sarna and issued a not guilty verdict. This spared the home care aid from a criminal conviction, jail time, and a ruined career.
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