Page County, Iowa — A Clark and Sears Law client’s assault causing bodily injury charges were dismissed. The client was accused of punching someone in the face and breaking their nose. Attorney Katherine Sears raised the issue of self-defense and brought attention to evidence that the alleged “victim” was the aggressor. The State agreed to dismiss the charge in the interest of justice.
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