Leominster District Court
Client a 35 year old Fitchburg, MA woman was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on her boyfriend. The boyfriend was also charged with Assault and Battery. The boyfriend flew into a jealous rage when he saw some text messages on the client’s phone. He woke her up and attacked her by pushing her into a wall and spitting in her face. In self defense the client picked up a box cutter and cut the boyfriend. The boyfriend was treated at the hospital and the wounds were determined to be superficial. Police charged the client after she made a statement admitting to her actions.
Attorney Riddle was able to establish through negotiations with the District Attorney’s office that the client had been the victim of multiple assaults in the past by the boyfriend and that the boyfriend had been the aggressor in this incident. Attorney Riddle was prepared to take his client’s case to trial on the theory of self-defense. After extensive negotiations the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charges against the client and the boyfriend plead guilty and is serving a six month house of correction sentence. Case Dismissed.
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