Huge Reduction For Man With Multiple Assault Charges
A 37-year-old Allegheny man was recently charged in two separate cases and requested the legal service of Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Samir Sarna. Our client was involved in an unfortunate altercation with the mother of his young child. After witnessing a disruptive commotion next door, the neighbor called the police. Upon arrival of the officers, the mother reported that she had been struck in the face by the man. It was also reported that their juvenile son had a swollen right jaw. Based on these allegations, he was charged with endangering the welfare of children, simple assault , and resisting arrest. Right away, Sarna went to the preliminary arraignment and successfully convinced the judge to let him out under the condition that there would be no further violent contact against the mother. Three days later, police officers once again responded to a call about a disturbance at his residence.
At this point, our client was charged with aggravated assault, a second charge of endangering the welfare of a child, recklessly endangering the mother and his child, two counts of simple assault against both, two counts of harassment summary against the mother and child, one count of summary disorderly conduct, and a driving on a suspended license charge. Under the neighbors eyewitness account, he claims he heard yelling and saw the two in a heated argument outside of their house. He continued to say he saw her get punched in the face. Eventually, our client got into his car, hitting her and repelling her from the windshield.
The Commonwealth attempted to revoke the man’s bond with the aim of landing him in jail. Fortunately, Sarna was able to combat the potential jail sentence with a successful negotiation for the family court and counseling. This kept him out of jail for the entirety of both cases. At the preliminary hearing for the second case, Sarna was able to strategically eliminate the felony aggravated assault, recklessly endangering against the child, simple assault against the child, one count of harassment and one count of disorderly conduct.
For the second case against our client, we negotiated a plea agreement for 1 count of recklessly endangering another person as a misdemeanor, 1 count of simple assault as a misdemeanor, and one count of driving without a license. On the first case, we got everything dropped but one count of simple assault. Our client essentially had all of these charges and pled to one reckless endangerment and two simple assault charges and did two years probation concurrently with the understanding that he would complete a counseling class. Our client was facing significant penalties and considerable jail time of over 20 years. Under the careful evaluation and experience of attorney Samir Sarna, the man got a huge reduction for the amount of charges he acquired.
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