A successful manager working for a well known big box retail store was facing charges that included misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor reckless endangerment, and a summary disorderly conduct offense. During a heated argument with the mother of his child, the woman reacted by physically pushing and shoving him around. He immediately went to the police after the violent argument. Unfortunately, like many other domestic violence cases, the man was arrested on the spot when the police heard her side of the story.

The 30-year-old man, now looking for sound legal guidance in his time of distress, made a call to Bucks County criminal defense attorney Michael Fienman. During the preliminary hearing, the case was successfully dismissed for a lack of prosecution. Nevertheless, the prosecutor refiled the charges within a few weeks. The case was subsequently held for court wherein Fienman, advocating diligently on behalf of his client, was successful in brokering a deal with the district attorney for a withdrawal of the reckless endangerment and simple assault charges. With that, our client pled guilty to four counts of summary disorderly conduct and was placed on probation that would terminate upon the client’s successful completion of anger management counseling.

Our client went through an anger management remediation seminar for 12-weeks. With the successful completion of this course, our client’s probation was terminated. Also, part of the plea negotiations was the condition that the man’s case in its entirety would be eligible for expungement. In Pennsylvania, the expungement of summary matters generally occurs only after five years and upon certain conditions, but Fienman, strategically reaching an agreement with the district attorney beforehand, was able to petition the court for an immediate expungement. Our client is free of all charges and has no further legal obstacles in the way of his career.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

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