Dani Negotiates a Dismissal of an Order for Protection
Dani’s client was facing a petition for an Order for Protection filed by a younger family member. The OFP was alleging that Dani’s client had broken into the family member’s home, pulled her hair, and hit her face. There was one witness who saw the incident and believed it to be consistent with Dani’s client’s version.
In preparation for an evidentiary hearing, Dani and her client met, discussed strategies and gathered evidence. On the day of the hearing, Dani negotiated on behalf of her client and was able to agree to a continuance of the hearing and subsequent dismissal. This resolution allowed Dani’s client to avoid the issuance of an OFP against her and the collateral consequences that carries on her life.