Domestic Battery

State v. Archer, Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child

Mr. Archer was married and about to file for divorce. After he was already moved out his wife called police and claimed he had battered her four days earlier. To bolster her claim, she told police that she had in fact called police the night of the incident and that they had responded. At trial the officer had to admit there was no record of the alleged earlier call to police. In an attempt to rehabilitate the case, the officer testified that losing these sort of records is not uncommon. The jury saw through the plethora of untruths in the case and found Mr. Archer NOT GUILTY.