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Charges for Assault on Waitress Dismissed

Mar 05 2022, by Michael Fienman in Assault & Domestic Violence, Case Results

A man accused of assaulting a waitress in a restaurant on Sansom Street in Philadelphia had his charges dismissed and the client agreed to counseling.

After a preliminary hearing in which the case was held over, Mr. Fienman spoke with the DA. He was able to convince the DA that there was a mental health issue at play in this alleged offense. The DA agreed to dismiss the charges if the client sought mental health treatment.

Mr. Fienman followed up by filing for expungement, and the case was removed from his record — a better outcome than even ARD can offer in such situations.

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