Litigation, Investigations, Criminal
This was a complete victory in a hard-fought civil harassment case. Our client was accused of accosting and assaulting her ex-daughter-in-law after one of our client’s grand-daughter’s dance classes. The ex-daughter in law (petitioner) obtained an ex parte civil harassment restraining order against our client and later filed a complaint with the police alleging our client was continuing to harass her in violation of the order. A warrant for our client’s arrest was issued and she sought help from McManis Faulkner. Our attorneys first persuaded the District Attorney to drop the pending criminal charge, and then convinced the trial judge to deny the request for a permanent injunction, on the grounds that the petitioner’s description of the assault was not credible.