Pittsburgh Man Avoids A Parole Violation With Assault Dismissal
Not long ago, a man from the north side of Pittsburgh found himself facing a lengthy prison sentence after a night out led to accusations and criminal charges. The 40-year-old man, who was already on state parole for a previous offense was with a group of friends at a local bar, when a woman began brandishing a knife. Apparently, the man stepped in and diffused the situation by taking the knife. The rest of the evening proceeded without incident until the woman went to a hospital and claimed the man assaulted her while at the bar. The next day, police caught up with the individual and charged the man with assault. While this charge is already a serious infraction, the gravity of the man’s situation was amplified because of his parole. This new charge constituted a potential parole violation and if convicted, he could be sentenced to significant time behind bars. Based on his dire circumstances, the man knew that he needed strong representation and contacted the Pittsburgh defense attorneys with Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.
While the man was in jail, attorney Matthew Ness began working to secure his freedom. Ultimately, attorney Ness presented two eyewitnesses, who testified that no assault occurred. After the assault charges were dismissed, this removed the fear of a parole violation. Despite the fact that he needlessly spent two months in jail, while the process unfolded, the client was relieved to be vindicated because of his sensible decision to retain Matthew Ness. This allowed him to avoid prison and finish his parole, so he could move on with his life.
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