Client was charged with domestic violence battery and cruelty to children when she was attacked by her son. She defended herself, but the police thought because she had no visible wounds that she was the primary aggressor and arrested her.
I immediately started investigation, getting a copy of the police report and pulling everyone's criminal records. Client's was spotless, but her son had been convicted of multiple violent felonies. The prosecutor couldn't be convinced to drop the case, so we went to court and demanded a hearing. Neither the police nor her son showed up to court--perhaps they realized that the truth would come out--and the case was dismissed.