Client had three open cases in two different counties. All cases had arrest warrants outstanding from failures to appear. Client suffers from extreme mental illness and all three charges stemmed from psychiatric episodes with either other mental health patients or personnel. Mr. Krizman interfaced almost entirely with Client’s mother who was very supportive but also out of state.

Mr. Krizman worked relentlessly at the beginning of the case to get the warrants canceled and cases dismissed. However, Client failed to appear in court once again, and the same issues arose. Due to consistent mental health struggles, Client disappeared for a lengthy period but resurfaced with the help of their mother.

Because prosecutors think they know best and that the criminal court system is there to “help” defendants, it took months of convincing the district attorneys that certain individuals cannot be helped by probation and that a probationary sentence would just result in violations and more warrants. Even though there was a good chance Client and Mr. Krizman would succeed at trial, Mr. Krizman understood the mental peril of Client and similarly knew that more court appearances meant more warrants and mental breakdowns.

After the client spent three days in jail on the warrants, Krizman Law worked to get the misdemeanors down to petty offenses with credit for time served and one of the cases dismissed entirely.

 

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Case Results3RD DEGREE ASSAULT AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT // REPEATED FAILURES TO APPEAR – DOWN TO PETTY OFFENSE, 1 CASE DISMISSED