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Case Dismissed Against Doctor Being Falsely Accused of Assault and Battery
Last month San Diego criminal defense lawyer Vik Monder had the privilege of representing a doctor in the community who was being accused of assault and battery against a disgruntled handyman. The case was being prosecuted in the Vista Courthouse. After months of negotiations with the prosecutions office, the parties could not come to an agreement for a plea deal. The prosecution wanted attorney Vik Monder’s client to take a plea deal where he would admit to the assault but in exchange he would do no jail time. Attorney Vik Monder knew this was a bad offer from the beginning since there were no medical records and no pictures indicating any injuries. This was a clear he said she said case with absolutely no witnesses besides the complaining victim. It was surprising to criminal defense attorney Vik Monder that the prosecution’s office even chose to file such a case. However, the parties were respectful with one another and attorney Vik Monder sent numerous documents for mitigation in efforts to have the district attorney to dismiss the case. Nevertheless, the alleged victim wanted his day in court and did not authorize the district attorney to dismiss. Often times the district attorney will consider a dismissal if all parties are agreeable. In this case, the district attorney was representing the interests of the complaining witness while Attorney Vik Monder was representing the interests of the defendant.
After about a dozen separate court hearings the case was eventually set for trial. Criminal attorney Vik Monder would never sell his client short of what he deserves. In this case, the client was deserving of a dismissal. The client had much to loose if convicted of a crime of violence. His entire medical career depended on Attorney Vik Monder getting the charges dismissed. There was no option but to go to trial. Trials are costly and anything is possible. However, Attorney Vik Monder believed in his client’s innocence and was ready to go to trial in order for the truth to prevail.
On the day of trial attorney Vik Monder answered ready for trial in anticipation that the complaining witness would get cold feet and not appear after the jury selection process. As he was ready to cross-examine this witness on all of his lies and biases and hopefully the jury would see this witness for who he truly was. Attorney Vik Monder is one of the most passionate criminal defense lawyers in San Diego. He fights the fight that nobody else will and puts in the time and effort in proving the innocence of his clients.
If you have questions about the criminal process in San Diego, feel free to contact San Diego criminal defense lawyer Vik Monder at 619-405-0063 or visit San Diego Criminal Attorney