PEOPLE V S.Q.
S.Q. was charged with various offenses including domestic battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.2) and aggravated assault with a firearm (720 ILCS 5/12-2) for allegedly threatening his wife and child with a pistol. Through a thorough investigation of the facts, evidence and the witnesses, attorney Purav Bhatt was able to prove that there was no firearm involved in this incident and that the wife was using the criminal charges as leverage for a divorce and child custody. The alleged firearm was a plastic toy gun and, as a result of this uncovered fact, attorney Bhatt demanded trial by jury and forced the state to dismiss all charges against S.Q. on the date of trial.