August 23, 2017

Lunenburg Assault and Battery Charges

Leominster District Court

Client is a 34 year old woman from Lunenburg, MA who was charged with Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct.  The client got into an argument with the proprietor of a local bar.  The argument escalated with the owner telling the client to leave and the client refusing to leave.  Police received reports that the client had punched the owner and were dispatched to the bar.  Eventually as the police were arriving the client was being escorted out of the establishment by many people and was observed to have struck the owner in the face with her elbow at least two times.

The client had clearly been over served by the establishment and they were arguably the main contributing cause of the client’s degree of intoxication.  After a lengthy conference with the District Attorney, Attorney Damian Riddle was able to resolve the case by way of Pretrial Probation pursuant to MGL c.276 s.87.  The client was not required to make any kind of admission that she did anything wrong, she simply agreed to voluntarily be placed on unsupervised probation for a short period of time and if she completes that period of probation without any difficulty the matter will be dismissed.