Not Guilty Verdict For High-Profile Public Official Charged With Domestic Violence

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A 57-year-old man from Erie County was facing up to six months in jail and a potential $1,000 fine after he was recently charged with 1st-degree misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from an incident involving his wife. The man was the Richland County Director of Health. Because of his high-profile position and the potential for damaging media coverage, the public official entrusted Sandusky criminal defense attorney Troy Wisehart of Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co. LPA with his case.

Our client was on Kelleys Island with his wife when the tensions between the two allegedly mounted. The wife immediately called 911 and the responding officer’s body cam recorded the details of the encounter. Eventually, the wife recanted her story to avoid getting her husband in trouble.

Attorney Wisehart knew the public official’s career was riding on the outcome of his case and so he prepared a strong argument for his trial. With this in mind, he fought aggressively on behalf of his client. At the conclusion of the jury trial, Wisehart’s client was found not guilty of the domestic violence charge. Our client kept his job and avoided jail time and other possible consequences of a conviction.

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