Chris Kaigle, an attorney with The Umansky Law Firm, recently represented a client who was charged with domestic violence. The allegation was that she hit her husband while they were in their household in front of their minor child. When the client came in, Attorney Kaigle read over the facts of the case, and discussed the matter with the client. Ultimately, Mr. Kaigle contacted her husband, and he indicated that he did not want to press charges, that the entire thing was a misunderstanding, and that he had no intention of prosecuting the client. The possible options were then discussed in order to get the case dropped. Ultimately, the husband filled out what is called a declination of prosecution. Essentially, this is a document that is filed with the court and the prosecutor and signed by an alleged victim in a case. This document lets the prosecutor, the court, and all parties involved know that the alleged victim is not interested in proceeding with case.

The good thing was that charges had not yet been formally filed, and the client had just been arrested. Attorney Chris Kaigle contacted the prosecutor after filing the declination of prosecution, and had a conversation with her about the merits and the facts of this particular case. The fact that the alleged victim did not wanted to go forward and that the charges had not yet been filed was discussed. As a result, the client would save his trip to the courthouse, the prosecutor wouldn't have to do anything else with the case, the alleged victim ultimately gets what he wants. Lastly, the client isn't facing the one year incarceration, one year of probation, and a $1,000 fine, as well as the mandatory conviction on a record. Ultimately, after discussing it with the prosecutor, she agreed to drop the case. The case was dropped, and the client was able to return home to her husband.

In another case, Attorney Lindsey Gergely of The Umansky Law Firm recently had a domestic violence case. In this particular case, the case involved the client, who was a step-daughter, and a victim who was the step-father. In this case, the family ended up getting into a disagreement. The police were called by a younger brother because of the escalating situation at the house, and both parties, the client as well as a step-father, ended up getting arrested. Attorney Gergely's client came to her indicating that she didn't want to go forward with prosecution, but she also wanted to make sure her step-father didn't want to go forward with prosecution, either. What made the case unique was that the step-father was absent often because he was a contractor in Iraq.

The day when this incident happened, the stepfather left on a plane and was going back overseas. The good thing is about the situation is that the stepfather had hired the lawyer before he left, so Attorney Gergely was able to use connections and contact that lawyer. It was indicated to him that the client didn't want to go forward, but documentation that his client didn't want to go forward with prosecution was necessary as well. Ms. Gergely was able to work together to exchange what is called an affidavit and supported declination of prosecution on this case. Once these were received for the client, which said the step-father didn't want to go forward with prosecution, Attorney Gergely was then able to forward that to the State Attorney's office. That was enough for the prosecution to say they weren't going forward with this case and dropped the case against the client.

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Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Battery

Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed

Dismissed

Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication

Granted

Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped

VOP for DUI

Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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