Attorney Rizzo persuaded the new prosecutor on the case to offer her client a diversion program. Upon completion of that program, all charges will be dropped against the client, and the record can then be expunged of the arrest.
Florida (PRWEB) August 04, 2012
Florida criminal defense & Felony Battery lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo of Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins recently represented a client arrested on felony battery and kidnapping/false imprisonment charges. The charges were ultimately dropped by the State based upon the client completing a diversion program, and the record may be expunged of the arrest in the future.
According to court documents, the defendant was involved in an argument with his live-in girlfriend; it escalated, and the police were called. After speaking with both parties, the officers arrested the defendant on charges of felony battery and kidnapping/false imprisonment.
The defendant contacted criminal defense attorney AnneMarie Rizzo of criminal defense firm Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, who immediately got in touch with the State and was able to get bond reduced so that her client could get out of jail. Attorney Rizzo then conducted her own investigation of the case, and with the information she gathered, was able to convince the prosecutor to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor and dismiss all felony allegations.
Once the case was assigned to misdemeanor court, Attorney Rizzo persuaded the new prosecutor on the case to offer her client a diversion program. Upon completion of that program, all charges will be dropped against the client, and the record can then be expunged of the arrest.
For more information from the attorneys at Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins about battery charges and possible consequences, go to: http://www.fightyourcase.com/areas_of_practice/assault_battery.aspx.
Attorney AnneMarie Rizzo
A former Assistant State Attorney, Florida criminal defense lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo has extensive trial experience, earning a reputation as a zealous and aggressive client advocate. Rated “Superior” (10 out of 10) by independent lawyer rating service Avvo.com, she has trained law enforcement officers and prosecutors across the state of Florida regarding evidence-based prosecution and trial advocacy in the areas of criminal traffic and domestic violence. A graduate of University of Florida and University of Florida Levin College of Law, Ms. Rizzo now works with Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins on the criminal defense side, protecting the rights of clients. For additional information about criminal defense attorney AnneMarie Rizzo, go to http://www.fightyourcase.com/attorney_profiles/annemarie_rizzo.aspx.
Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins
Founded in 2004, Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins is a Florida criminal defense law firm. Its team of aggressive attorneys fights cases involving DUI, license suspensions, drug charges, juvenile offenses, battery and other crimes, as well as traffic tickets. Telephone calls are answered seven days a week, and case consultations are free. The firm has offices throughout Florida in Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and Clearwater. For more information about the firm, call 1-800-FIGHT-IT or go to http://www.fightyourcase.com.