Commonwealth v. M.F. - Felony Attempted Malicious Wounding - DISMISSED
Client was arrested at a local establishment after being accused of threatening to kill another patron with a knife. Instead, client was being setup as the unfortunate victim of a long-running family feud. For five months, Ms. Harris worked tirelessly with this client, his family, witnesses, and her private investigator. At the preliminary hearing, the "victim" was contradicted by the Commonwealth's own witnesses, and the defense witnesses - yet the case still proceeded as a felony to Circuit Court. Multiple motions hearings were filed and argued. Finally, the jury trial came up. Nine defense witnesses were subpoenaed to testify, including family members of the accuser, eyewitnesses to the events, and law enforcement witnesses. The blizzard, unfortunately, caused court to be canceled. Instead of rescheduling the trial, the Commonwealth moved to DISMISS the case! Although he had to spend five months in jail for a crime he did not commit, client is now free and avoided a felony conviction.