Felony Charges Dismissed and No Jail in Assault on Police Officers

December 2015

Michael A. Goldstein represented a former LAPD officer that was charged with assaulting 3 police officers outside of a casino. He was also charged with felony vandalism after kicking out the window of the patrol vehicle. The incident started inside of the bicycle casino where the client was kicked out for public intoxication. While the client was being detained by casino security, law enforcement arrived and attempted to handcuff the client. The client head butted one officer causing him to bleed and thereafter kicked another officer in the shin. He thereafter head butted a third officer. The District Attorney filed 3 felonies and two misdemeanors. Michael negotiated a plea that resulted in a no contest plea to a single misdemeanor count of resisting arrest and no jail.

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