Congratulations on yet another domestic violence win by Jennelle Johnson!

Ms. Johnson’s client was accused of breaking into the home of his prior girlfriend because he was there to see his child.  This case was eligible for the Washington County Domestic Violence Deferred Sentencing program.  However, Ms. Johnson’s client declined that option.  The prosecutor immediately threatened to add more significant criminal charges as a threat to Ms. Johnson for her client not entering the Deferred Sentencing program.  Ms. Johnson called that bluff and went to trial.  The morning of trial, the alleged victim admitted that Ms. Johnson’s client was allowed to be there that day and that the damage to the door that she had previously claimed came from Ms. Johnson’s client breaking in actually preexisted that event.  The prosecutor gave up after learning this and agreed to dismiss the case that morning.