Lomita, Facial Injuries to Client's Mom, Case Dismissed
Our client’s arrest followed a fall from bed by our client’s 76 year old mom, who was bedridden with multiple health problems. Our client was the primary and designated health care provider for her mom.What One Should Learn from This Summary: When an attorney for an arrestee comes to the Lomita Sheriffs station forty-five minutes after the client calls him on a Sunday, it is unusual. Greg Hill then made three more visits to the Lomita Sheriffs station over the next 48 hours. No charges were filed. While such efforts in fact may have had no effect on the decision not to prosecute our client, our client was appreciative nonetheless.
Our client’s mom had rolled over and misjudged the side of her bed, falling out in such a manner that her face hit a hard floor about eighteen inches below without carpet. The injuries truly looked similar to injuries one would receive from punches to the face – both eyes were blackened, a bloody nose, swollen forehead and swollen, bloody lips.
One of the medical problems of our client’s mom was poor blood clotting, which caused her injuries from the fall to keep bleeding well after clotting should have taken place. This caused the Lomita Sheriffs to believe that the injuries were not caused by a fall of eighteen inches from a bed, but a series of punches.
As our client chose not to post bail, his arraignment was the following Tuesday morning, so the Lomita Sheriffs had to decide whether or not to recommend prosecution to the DA. While is it not known whether they recommended prosecution, the relentless efforts by Greg Hill to inform the Lomita Sheriffs of the full picture must have had an effect, as Greg Hill made three personal visits to the Lomita Sheriffs station to speak with the arresting officers and the detective assigned to the case.
At our client’s arraignment, the charges were dismissed and our client was released from custody. The prior 48 hours had been a non-stop campaign by our office to have our client released and charges dropped. We were successful.
The client’s mom has since returned home from the hospital. Now her bed has bed rails to prevent such a fall.
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