Assaulting a Peace Officer

A “Good Samaritan” became concerned when she saw our client sleeping on a sidewalk. This individual called 911. Two police officers arrived and approached our client. The police alleged that, in attempting to get his attention, our client revived himself and became combative. Allegedly, our client proceeded to take a swing at the police officers, who reacted by dodging the punch and spiking our client’s face on the sidewalk.

The police charged our client with assaulting a peace officer.

RESULT: The charges against our client were withdrawn on the morning of the trial.