Resisting Arrest Charge Dismissed For Allegheny Woman
The Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyers at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC recently represented a 50-year-old disabled woman with mental health issues. She was living by herself in an apartment complex and receiving medical treatment at the time. One night she reported to police that she smelled marijuana in the apartment next door. The police arrived and she began screaming at them. Being uncooperative, the police were forced to restrain her. Police responded by arresting her. At that point, she threatened to kill them. She was charged with resisting arrest and terroristic threats.
Our client’s helper soon came over and cleared the situation up with the law enforcement. Attorney Samir Sarna asked the court to dismiss all charges under the condition that she follow through with mental health evaluation and go through any further recommended treatments. While this was pending, our client moved from Allegheny to Washington County and the Commonwealth was comfortable dismissing the charges against our client.
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