DISMISSED - Aggravated Menacing
Working by herself at a motel, client found herself fearing for her safety from an unruly group of individuals. Outnumbered and alone she pulled out a gun and forced her tormentors to leave the premises. Ridiculously, she was charged with Aggravated Menacing for protecting herself.
Having never been charged with a criminal offense in her life, she felt nervous, frightened and confused. How could defending yourself result in being charged with a serious misdemeanor offense?
Comprehensive investigation and intense negotiations with the prosecuting attorney resulted in the matter being dismissed and client was able to move forward with her life.