According to the Lowell Sun Angel Escalera of Lowell, Massachusetts was in a fight with his girlfriend on Saturday morning. The police were advised that a Domestic Dispute was in progress and they responded to find Escalera and his girlfriend in a verbal argument. Apparently the two were fighting over the fact that a male had called the victim earlier. As the police investigated the victim told them that Escalera threw a cup of hot coffee on her neck and back. The woman’s shirt was wet and there were red marks on her neck consistent with minor burns. The victim refused medical treatment. The defendant was released on personal recognizance after being arraigned on charges of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. The case will be prosecuted in the Lowell District Court.
An Experienced Lowell Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer could very well get a great result for Mr. Escalera. Many times these cases get dismissed due to the reluctance of the victims to go forward and testify at trial. If the parties reconcile their differences the victims often have a tendency to be uncooperative with the district attorney. Even if the victim is cooperative these cases can be continued without a finding particularly if the defendant has no criminal record. Lawyers in Massachusetts who Defend Domestic Violence Cases know what cases should be tried, what cases will be tried and which ones should be resolved short of trial. They will also know which cases are likely to get dismissed. It is important that you hire the right lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected.