An Ohio man who was accused of throwing his girlfriend out a moving car, has had his charges completely dropped. Donte P. was scheduled to attend a court hearing for accusations of felonious assault, disrupting public service, and menacing. However suspicions arose, in the weeks leading up to the hearing when Donte’s girlfriend, Lynette L. from Cleveland, changed her story numerous times.
Donte’s defense attorney Adam VanHo, made a formal request to the Summon County Judge Tom Parker that an investigation be made about the woman’s claims. Before the case was dropped Judge Parker conducted a hearing, in which attorneys both sides were given an opportunity to explain several inconsistencies in the case.
VanHo reported that the woman eventually appeared in court with a letter stating that she had made up all the accusations about Donte. She could now face charges for obstructing justice, and falsification.
Afterwards, Judge Parker dismissed the case with prejudice, which means these charges can never be brought up against Donte again. He had already spent 28 days in jail, and was facing up to nine years in prison if convicted.
“What happened to Donte is every guy’s worst nightmare,” Attorney VanHo explained. “He went through almost six months of hell for a crime he did not commit – all because of a vindictive ex-girlfriend.”
VanHo said that his client was relieved that the ordeal was over, but encouraged him to remain silent on any other opinions about his ex-girlfriend. Donte’s mother told a local news station that the ordeal brought both financial and emotional hardships on the family.
Wrongful accusations happen like this all time, and can ruin the lives of innocent people. If you are in the Akron area, and are in need of trusted legal counsel, reach out to Attorney VanHo. You can learn more about the law firm here.