Case Dismissed After Son Broke His Mother’s Nose
Exceptional criminal defense attorneys understand that sometimes otherwise decent people do unfortunate things. That does not necessarily mean they should be subjected to the cruelties of the criminal justice system. Oakland defense attorney Elliot Silver is such an advocate. When a young man was charged after breaking his mother’s nose, attorney Silver took the case. Once it was revealed that he was off his medications at the time of the incident, attorney Silver presented the situation as an uncharacteristic mistake. The case was dismissed, and by approaching this case with compassion and attention to detail, attorney Silver provided his client with a second chance.
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