In a Farmington restaurant, a woman alleges that a personal injury attorney groped her and later attempted to convince her to withdraw her police complaint. She has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the attorney. The personal injury attorney is accused of sexual assault and battery. The lawsuit also includes the restaurant owner who is accused of civil conspiracy, wanton and willful misconduct, premises liability along with the negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress. This woman stood up for herself and pursued legal action regardless of the status of the aggressor. If you find yourself in a similar situation you should report the incident and contact a Farmington assault and battery attorney. Never be intimidated or fearful because of the person’s status or possible retaliation.
As the story goes according to the lawsuit, the woman was approached unwarranted by the attorney. He then lured her into a private room and asked for a selfie. As the woman was reaching for her phone, the attorney proceeded to grab her breasts and making a comment about that making the picture look better. The woman returned to the table with her friends and left to report the incident to the police. She was then contacted for a meeting between her, the attorney and the restaurant owner. Farmington police provided her with surveillance equipment to record the meeting.She was asked to leave her purse and phone outside of the meeting but she was still equipped with a wire. In the recording, the personal injury attorney admits that he behaved inappropriately and did, in fact, touch the woman. He also attempted to convince the woman to drop the charges filed against him. The personal injury attorneys allege that everything is false and this was all a ploy by the prosecuting attorney to defame his character and draw him out of business.
A charge of assault and battery has many detrimental effects for anyone being accused. A misdemeanor charge can result in up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. The prosecution will often try to raise the charge to a second-degree felony assault. If the charge is raised the consequences are even more severe resulting in up to fifteen years in prison and a $10,000 fine. However, with a knowledgeable and experienced Farmington assault and battery attorney on your side you can have the charges lowered and even dismissed. This will save your reputation and your future. An assault charge should not be taken lightly and neither should your choice of representation. The legal team will conduct an investigation and compile evidence to substantiate your case of innocence. They will work diligently to have the charges dropped, if the prosecution refuses to dismiss or lower the charges, then it will be time to prepare for trial. In preparation for trial, your assault and battery attorney in Farmington will begin securing expert witness and getting transcripts. They will also conduct interviews to gather evidence.