Parolee Has Felony Assault w/ Deadly Weapon (Strike) Dismissed – Sutter County CRF-16-0366

While on parole, a Friedman Law Firm (FLF) client got into an altercation with her significant other. It was alleged that during the altercation, client ran over the alleged victim with a car. She was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, a strike. If convicted, client would have faced not only a parole revocation, but a maximum period of incarceration of 8 years state prison at 80% custody credits.

FLF investigation team secured security video footage, which supported FLF’s defense theory that the client acted in self defense. Specifically, the tape showed that it was reasonable for the client to believe that she was in imminent danger of being injured, and that she used no more force than was necessary to prevent that from happening.

On September 21, 2016, Client’s attorney, Ryan Friedman, was able to sucessfully persuade the district attorney to dismiss the felony count during pre-trial negotiations.