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Felony Domestic Assault Charges Reduced in the Providence Superior Court on 8/21/2020

August 2020


Attorney Nicholas Parrillo at Marin & Barrett, Inc. is happy to report a positive outcome for a recent client accused of felony domestic assault and a number of misdemeanor criminal charges.  Earlier this year in March, the Cumberland Police were called to a residence for a domestic disturbance and allegations of a domestic assault.  After conducting a brief investigation, the police determined that the Client was the primary aggressor in the incident and attempted to arrest her.  After a brief struggle in which our client allegedly assaulted the police, she was apprehended and charged with the above-referenced offenses.

As is often the case in these types of situations, what is alleged to have occurred and what actually occurred were actually quite different.  Once we were retained to defend the case, we conducted our own investigation which, when combined with our client's treatment history was enough to persuade the prosecutor and the court to show leniency and allow us to negotiate a favorable resolution to the case.  At the end of the case, we were able to secure a resolution for our Client that did not result in either a felony conviction or a domestic violence conviction.

RESULT: FELONY DOMESTIC ASSAULT AMENDED TO NON-DOMESTIC MISDEMEANOR SIMPLE ASSAULT resulting in one year probation and the dismissal of the domestic disorderly conduct charge, the assault on a police officer charge, and the domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone charge on August 21st, 2020

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Court: Providence Superior Court

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