Over the years, Dallo Law, P.C. has achieved very favorable outcomes for individuals accused of very serious criminal charges.
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Charge(s): Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)
Date: September 2012
Details: A 30 year old construction worker who was looking for his girlfriend was told that she might be at another man’s house. Distraught, he went to the man’s house – it was an old friend he knew. He noticed two individuals sitting in a parked car in the driveway. He recognized them as the man and his girlfriend. The man looked back and saw my client, so the man immediately got out of his car and attempted to tackle my client, who successfully defended himself. continue reading »
Date: July 2019
Details: A new mom was bathing her one-month old in the bathtub. She was distracted for a moment and stepped out of the bathroom. This brief act would change her life permanently. She returned to see her child unresponsive. She picked up and wrapped him in a towel, called 911 right away, and – while waiting for the EMT to arrive – yelled out to her neighbors to come help. This was a close-knit community with houses very close to each other so several neighbors did answer her calls and rushed inside the house to see what they could do. Sadly, no one knew CPR and tried doing things they learned from watching TV that resembled resuscitation to no avail. continue reading »
Of course, you could imagine the impact this had on her psyche, on her relationship with her husband who would work all day and night and so needed to trust his wife with the welfare of their baby boy. Her husband moved out and rented his own apartment as they remained separated. The mother fell into a deep depression only to later discover that she was being formally charged with the death of her son.
After retaining other lawyers to defend her, she realized they did not care about this matter as much as she needed them to; as much as she thought they would. So, she fired them and then both the husband and wife called Dallo Law and met with Attorney Dallo. They recognized immediately that J. Dallo was engaged! They knew he cared and wanted to justice. After meeting with Dallo, the wife’s confidence increased, she began taking parenting classes on child rearing, on technique, and earned several certificates. She never stopped mourning the death of her son and still wanted to improve as a mom and kept moving forward.
Attorney Dallo attended child protective services hearings and demonstrated the mom’s efforts, that her husband had returned to her, that she has his support, that they had another son, and wanted to be a family again.
At the same time, she was facing a serious criminal charge. Attorney Dallo was able to convince the prosecutor to reduce the charge to Child Abuse – 3rd Degree, which carried with it a maximum prison sentence of 5 years, which the probation office recommended to the judge at sentencing and which the prosecutor vehemently supported. However, Dallo Law was vigorous in its defense. Attorney Dallo impressed upon the judge that this loss was not intentional, it was an unforgiveable mistake, yes, and a mistake our client would be punishing herself for for the rest of her life. The judge, understandably, was in tears, as we all were. The judge realized the mom would need treatment and classes more than anything, to learn a lesson, to never make such a mistake again. She could see the effort our client made in improving, that her husband was by her side, that they had strong family support. And, in a decision that shocked the probation office and the prosecutor, causing the prosecutor to her to raise her voice in protest, the judge sentenced my client to no jail time, and five (5) years of probation wherein our client would have to continue taking parenting classes and being supervised by probation including visits at home. This outcome made much more sense than locking her up, taking her away from her new son when she was doing everything she could to be a better mom. Instead, through Attorney Dallo’s effort, the sentence was fashioned to improve her parenting skills, her relationship with her husband, and the future of this family.