You can plea to a wet, but you should still have an attorney to consult with. If the DA is offering you a wet out of the gate, your attorney may be able to bring it down a dry, an infraction, or get your charge dropped altogether.
Attorneys Chen and Doland provided you with excellent advice. Do not pay the civil demand because it has no legal force whatsoever. If you didn't sign anything, you don't owe anything. Any threat to prosecute is nothing more an idle threat. You're lucky you didn't get arrested. Lesson learned I guess.
Send a demand letter along with copies of the medical records to the store's insurer. Ask for out of pocket costs, medical bills paid by your insurer, and pain and suffering. You can find a sample demand letter online to use as a template.
Keep in mind that you insurer will want subrogation if you get any money out of the store. That means, you'll need to pay them back for any medical expenses paid by them, to some extent.
Finally, the store will likely not pay you what you feel you...
If I understand this correctly, you lived in a complex in Stockton where you were assaulted by your neighbors because of your race. Your comment suggests indicia of a potential hate crime that ended with you being evicted. You should contact the police immediately and speak to an attorney. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Possibly. My colleague provided you with the relevant statutes. You can only be domiciled in one place, so I you are a resident of California, you're no longer a resident of a foreign jurisdiction and, hence, not permitted to driver without a valid CA driver's license. As far as the ticket, it's an infraction. You can plead no contest and pay the fine, which will probably be reduced if you appear at court. Conversely, you can fight the ticket. If you choose the latter, I suggest you speak with...
Public defender's are very good at what they do. They are in the court everyday, know the prosecutors and judges, and have the resources available mitigate the damage. Otherwise, you will need thousands of dollars to retain a private attorney.
I agree that you need to have a protective order in place. That should be your first step.
As far as suing for emotional distress, you would need to establish a number of things. To prove a cause of action for intentional infliction of emotional distress, the neighbors must have intended to cause emotional distress or were reckless in causing emotional distress.
Second, you would need to show that the conduct was outrageous. The law will not recognize a simple threats, insult or emotional...
It would be a big mistake to represent yourself. Attorneys don't even represent themselves when they get into hot water. If you don't have the funds to retain an attorney, you can request a public defender at your arraignment.