Eric Bain gets felony assault charge reduced to gross misdemeanor for client
Date: January 2020
Case: Third Degree Assault
Attorney: Eric W.M. Bain
Result: Eric’s client was charged in Anoka County with a felony assault in the third degree for punching his friend, which knocked him out and broke his jaw. Over the prosecutor’s objection, Eric successfully argued for a downward durational departure at sentencing after submitting a straight plea to the judge. This reduced the sentence down from a felony to a gross misdemeanor. Additionally, Eric’s client only ended up with 10 days jail, despite the state’s recommendation of 30 days jail.