Leominster District Court
Client is a 20 year old woman from Lunenburg, MA charged with Disorderly Conduct, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Reckless Endangerment of a Child.
Police responded to a particular address in Leominster, MA for a report of a fight. It was the third time police responded to that address that evening. Upon arrival police observed the client and another female and several males outside yelling at each other. Police detected a very strong odor of alcohol coming from the client. Client further admitted to drinking “a bunch of shots.”
Police discovered that the client had left her 2 year old son upstairs with a fifteen year old girl and exposed the child to loud music, drinking and fighting. The client allegedly became very belligerent calling the male police officer a “bitch” and repeatedly telling him she was going to slap him in the face. The client then reportedly took a step towards the officer with a raised hand. The officer grabbed the client by the wrist and tried to place her in handcuffs, but the client turned and slapped the officer on the neck and began to try and pull away from his grip. The client allegedly became completely out of control screaming at the officer while a crowd of neighbors gathered.
Once the client was finally handcuffed the officer tried to place her in his cruiser. The client then flung her handcuffed hands upwards striking the officers chest. Once at the police station the client again became aggressive, flailing her arms from side to side.
When the police discovered the client’s two year old child upstairs in the apartment he was screaming “mommy.” The fifteen year old girl who was present in the apartment said that the client had left her child there with her when she went outside to fight. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) were contacted to take custody of the child.
Attorney Riddle worked hard to investigate and find out the root causes of the client’s behavior that evening. The isolated incident appeared to be an aberration in the client’s otherwise law abiding young life. At the time the case was resolved the client had complied with all of the elements of her service plan with DCF including taking a parenting class and remaining alcohol free. With this information Attorney Riddle was able to persuade the District Attorney’s Office to Dismiss the two most serious charges of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Reckless Endangerment of a Child. Attorney Riddle was able to secure a disposition for the client involving unsupervised probation for one year on the remaining charges of Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.
Dismissal of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Reckless Endangerment of a Child charges.
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