Can the police. or state. press assault. charges. if. they. saw me hit someone with a chair and they had broken nose

Asked over 1 year ago - Anaheim, CA

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  1. Seth Andrew Weinstein

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    Answered . Absolutely. Normally if the complaining witness (victim) won't cooperate, the DA has to drop the charges. In this case, there were other witnesses who are sworn police officers who witnessed the event. You definitely need representation as this case will certainly proceed.

    Seth Weinstein, Esq.
    Southern California Criminal Defense
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  2. John M. Kaman

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    Answered . Yes.

  3. William Peter Daley

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    Answered . Yes. Get an attorney to help you.

    I will be happy to speak with you at no cost with a FREE phone consultation if you have a San Diego or California... more
  4. Nicholas Milan Loncar

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    Answered . Yes.

  5. Joseph Salvatore Farina

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    Answered . Are you serious? Not only can the prosecution charge you with a felony assault pursuant to Penal Code Section 245(a)(4), but they can add a great bodily enhancement pursuant to Penal Code Secti0n 12202.7(a) which adds an additional three years in state prison. You need to get an attorney as soon as possible, assuming you don't already have one.

  6. Michael Kevin Cernyar

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    Answered . Absolutely. My advice is to retain an attorney immediately since this may have dire consequences because the injury itself is likely to lead to a felony. An attorney may be able to mitigate the situation with the prosecutor's office before the prosecutor files. My firm, along with many reputable attorneys provide a free consultation. I strongly encourage you to contact at least one immediately.

    The response above is not intended as legal advice since it’s impracticable to provide thorough, accurate advice... more
  7. James Regan

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    Answered . Yes they can.

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