Successful Representation of Temple University Student Facing Multiple Felony and Misdemeanor Charges
Represented a Temple University student served with a civil Protection From Abuse Act petition, charged with felony strangulation and related misdemeanor offenses, and later charged with violations of the Student Code of Conduct stemming from an incident during a break up with his then girlfriend, also a Temple student. After a detailed investigation and fact gathering, built a student conduct hearing defense for the client who was later found not responsible for multiple alleged student conduct violations following a full hearing before the Title IX adjudicator. Following this demonstration of innocence, got the Philadelphia D.A.’s Office to drop all of the charges if the client completed an anger management course and if he agreed to a temporary PFA without admission of any wrongdoing. As such, the client did not face expulsion from college, he does not have a criminal record after the expungement of this arrest from his record, and he only had an 18-month restraining order without admission or a finding of liability in the civil courts.