Felony Assault on Another Inmate Reduced to Misdemeanor. Time Served.
Our client was charged with a felony assault after allegedly entering another inmate’s cell, locking the cell door, and attacking him resulting in hospitalization. We were able to persuade the prosecutor that the other inmate started the fight by calling our client out, that the other inmate exaggerated his injuries so he could take a “field trip” to the hospital and seek pain pills, and that our client had defensive wounds, indicative of self-defense. As a result, the prosecution reduced the charge to a misdemeanor and gave our client credit for time he had already served in jail.