Attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm were successful in convincing the State Attorney’s Office not to file charges on a domestic aggravated assault. The allegations were serious, alleging that the client threatened a young lady with a pair of scissors in front of their small child and hit her, bruising her face. In reality this was a mutual fight involving money between two intoxicated grown-ups, and the alleged victim in the case had previously stabbed our client in a previous domestic incident.
It is important, especially in a situation such as the one described here, to have a lawyer to be able to navigate the facts of the case to provide both sides of the story. It can be arduous attempting to explain your story of the case without professional representation being able to put it in terms that both the judge and prosecutor will understand and acknowledge. In this situation, it was certainly beneficial for the client to be able to concisely explain that the client has had a previous altercation with the alleged victim, thus solidifying a defense that would eventually have the case reconsidered.
If you’re looking for a lawyer in Orlando to hear your domestic aggravated assault case, contact The Umansky Law Firm today at (407)228-3838. We have represented many individuals in situations such as the one described here, and well as many other charges dealing with domestic violence, battery, and different forms of assault. Please don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation.
Verification number: 2011-CF-6514
Attorney Zahra Umansky represented a client accused of Battery on a Security Officer. It was alleged that the client was at a Disney hotel bar where an altercation occurred. The security officer allegedly approached our client and was subsequently battered by him. However, Attorney Umansky was successful in showing the prosecutor that her client did not batter the security officer but was rather the one that was battered by the security officer! The prosecutor dismissed all felony charges against the client!
Attorney Umansky’s client was facing a maximum of 5 years in prison and/or $5000 fine for battery on a security guard. Attorney Umansky conducted depositions of the security guard and arresting police officer to show the prosecutor the discrepancies in their testimony. She was also successful in showing the prosecutor photographs of her client depicting his injuries at the hands of the security officer. Attorney Umansky’s diligence & perseverance resulted in the dismissal of the charges.
Attorney Zahra Umansky recently had a case that where her client was charged with aggravated assault with the deadly weapon, a firearm. Unfortunately, if you’re charged with a crime that involves a firearm, you face what’s called the three-year minimum mandatory prison sentence, and that is what the client was charged with. This occurred during an alleged road rage incident, where he supposedly got into a confrontation with another driver. This driver alleged the client pointed a gun at him and law enforcement subsequently arrested and charged the client. The prosecutor charged him with aggravated assault with a firearm. Zahra prepared a defense, filed paperwork for deposition, deposed the police officer, and found some information about this alleged victim. What was found was that he himself had gotten a criminal charge since this alleged incident. It was also discovered that the individual was involved in martial arts, which was presented as evidence to the prosecutor. The alleged victim failed to show up to a deposition, so in turn Attorney Umansky filed the motion to hold in contempt, and exclude him as a witness. The judge granted the motion and Zahra Umansky was successful in getting the prosecutor to dismiss the case. The client not only avoided the criminal charge, but didn’t have to worry about spending three years in prison.
One of the attorneys with The Umansky Law Firm, recently had a case where the client got arrested for aggravated battery, home based robbery, and burglary. The client was watching a fight with some of his friends, and the next day he was talking to a couple of girls in the same area. The boyfriends of the girls got upset and wound up chasing the client and his friend back to his house, when the aggressors started throwing bricks at him and actually stabbed the client 10 times. The police, distressed with the severity of the situation, went to the judge. The judge issued arrest warrants for everyone involved in the huge fight, which included nine people. Ultimately, the client was the only individual that had been stabbed. Our attorney contacted the State Attorney, who made the filing decisions and let the State Attorney know that going to witness statements would be arranged showing that the client was the victim, he was attacked, and he wasn’t doing anything wrong. The purpose was to postpone the decision whether to file charges or not. Our attorneys got him that information, and the State Attorney ultimately decided that the client did the right thing and they decided to let the whole case go. They wound up not preceding on any of the nine people that were involved in the fight. It’s important to know that after an arrest, there is a window during which an attorney can contact the prosecutor and affect their filing decision. As soon as you’re arrested, particularly if it’s something that is pretty serious, you need to contact a lawyer immediately and give them the opportunity to see what they can do about attacking the case on the front end.
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