My client is in his mid-twenties and had never been in trouble before. On the day of the incident, he had some issue with his bank account, so he went to the bank to close the account. While he was there, there was a problem with them closing the account and he got upset. He argued with the bank employees and they called the police. The St. Petersburg Police Department arrived and did not do a good job at quelling the situation. My client continued to argue with the police in the lobby and was arrested for disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Pinellas County jail.
The biggest issue in the case was protecting my client’s record. He needed a clean record for his future employment, so it was very important to do everything possible to get the case dropped. I suggested that he complete an 8 hour anger management class, which he did.
I then wrote a letter to the prosecutor explaining what had happened, that he had already been punished by being arrested, and the need for him to keep a clean record.
The prosecutor received my letter and agreed to drop the case. The case was officially dismissed two weeks after his arrest. My client can now expunge the record of his arrest should he wish.