Client was involved in a physical altercation with a family member at home. Family member called police and client got charged with Domestic Violence, facing up to 6 months in jail, $1,000 fine, loss of firearms, and therefore, no hunting.
Negotiations with the State were protracted. Client had a viable self-defense argument. Client obtained an anger management assessment which indicated that client had no issues. Original charge was amended to Minor Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct with a total maximum penalty of $150. Client was given a $50 fine. Negotiations resulted in saving client’s right to hunt.