The circumstances sound difficult to defend, for the most part it sounds like assault. However, more detail regarding the circumstances is necessary. You should contact a local attorney to evaluate your defenses. You mention that the other person 'put hands on you first'. If the touching they did to you first is harmful or offensive enough to be a battery, you may be able to argue self defense, but even if that is the case when the person touched you, or pushed you and you responded with...
You need to protect your rights in the script by getting it copyrighted in your name. You can do this directly through the copyright office, and supplement your protections by joining the writers guild or other trade organization and registering your script with them. Look at http://www.wga.org/ and look under writers resources and creative rights. Then you can find an agent or attorney to shop your script.
As discussed your best approach may be to kindly ask for your ticket to be modified. There may be information or details that could suggest ineffective use of the laser based on the location etc, which could help your request for a lesser pleading. I have written a legal guide about challenging a citation, it may be helpful.
As mentioned a civil case does not require that the plaintiff be present, yet they need to have a representative on their behalf. While you may have had issues with your criminal defense lawyer it sounds, you will still be better off having an attorney represent your son in the civil matter. Good Luck.
Approaching you at your place of employment is clearly a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. (FDCPA) Violations of this law are increasing in frequency recently. Do some online research and learn your basic rights under this law, and when they contact you in a way that violates your rights videotape them with your cell phone and interview them about what they are doing.
Usually saying that you are recording a phone call, or recording an interaction for the the purpose...
Instead of waiting for the court appointed attorney to contact you, contact them to learn about your options. There is not enough details of the facts in your question for an attorney to offer you any reasonable help on this forum. Restating your question with simply the facts surrounding the arrest will allow avvo forum participants to better help you understand the issues and options. Good Luck
As Mr. Rice points out your fiancee will have more options than you in protecting you and he from harassment. Speak with a family law attorney about your options including protective orders, and contempt orders against her.
Ask yourself why would an attorney pro offer an answer to this hypothetical question. Also ask yourself why or when a group of people would attempt to abduct a person open carrying.
Essentially, your question begets more questions, and there is no clear cut answer. If you really want to know your exact rights, find a local criminal defense attorney and schedule a meeting with them. Good Luck.