Another client of Kenny, Burns & McGill had a heavy burden lifted today, as the temporary Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) previously entered against the client was dismissed by a judge in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Attorney Eileen Burns, an experienced criminal defense and civil litigation attorney, appeared in person at the Delaware County Courthouse in Media, Pennsylvania to advocate for our client, a young professional with no history of criminal activity.
Our client’s ex-girlfriend, the Plaintiff, filed a PFA against our client in December 2019 as a way to get back at him for breaking up with her. She alleged that our client broke her phone, hit her in the face with the broken phone, punched her, and broke her finger.
We knew that our client did not do what the Plaintiff alleged in her PFA. Our client is a respected, gentle man with a young daughter. Our firm even hired a private investigator to conduct interviews with the neighbors surrounding the location of the alleged incident and not a single neighbor heard, saw, or suspected that anything untoward had ever taken place between the two.
The Plaintiff simply took our client’s break-up as an excuse to file a false PFA and tried to use the courts to punish him as a result. Thankfully, Attorney Burns was able to point out that our client had entirely abided by the temporary PFA order currently in effect, without any issue, and noted that it would be ridiculous for the court to continue punishing our client over something which simply never happened. The judge agreed with Attorney Burns and denied the Plaintiff’s request to further punish our client.
Do you or someone you love have a legal issue in Delaware County, Pennsylvania? Our attorneys handle criminal defense, civil litigation, and PFA cases throughout Delaware County. Contact us immediately for a free case review and to learn your options.