On October 29, 2007, Timothy Farrow’s client, his client’s brother, and mother were all charged with aggravated assault on two law enforcement officers. The original charges were later upgraded by the Prosecutor to included attempted murder against the brother, and two counts of second degree aggravated assault against Farrow’s client. Farrow’s client faced exposure of up to 10 years in State Prison for each count, for a total of 20 years.
The client initially sat in jail for nearly five months. When Farrow entered the case in July of 2008, he filed a motion to dismiss based on illegal entry into the home. The Officers had alleged that they entered the home to arrest the defendants for disorderly conduct. However, through extensive legal briefs and arguments, Farrow and co-counsel argued that such an entry was illegal, and that the arrest and charges were tainted by the illegal search. Counsel eventually succeeded, and the charges were dismissed against all defendants.
The State then appealed the dismissal, and the Appellate Division reversed the dismissal and remanded the matter for a new trial. After several trial dates being set, the matter was finally listed for trial on October 12, 2011, over four years after the offense date. After a trial that lasted nearly two weeks, the jury returned verdicts of Not Guilty on all charges for Farrow’s client, the client’s brother and mother.
Timothy Farrow, of Dash Farrow, LLP, is an experienced criminal defense attorney and former Prosecutor who handles these offenses and crimes, misdemeanors, and traffic offense of all levels. When you need experienced, focused, and responsive legal help, call Dash Farrow, LLP at 856-235-8300 or contact us online at www.dashfarrowlaw.com. We serve individuals and businesses throughout Burlington and Camden County and all of South Jersey.