He was pandhandling in july and he asked a guy and thst guy got mad so he went up to my boyfriend and pushed him. So it started a fight and the man called the cops and my boyfriend went to jail for voilation of probation and battery. And got cited out that night well now in september the d.a picked up charges and now is accusing him of attempted robbery hows this
Criminal Defense Attorney
Use of force to take someone's property from their immediate presence. If he didn't take anything then he wouldn't have been charged with robbery. If he tried to take something, but didn't then it's attempted robbery. Appears all of the facts are not in this fact pattern. Good luck.
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Violent Crime Lawyer
The DA reviewed the police reports and decided to file the charges. Doubtless, he read a different version of the facts than you recited here; his version is that your b/f tried to take something from the other guy by using force. Whether the case can be proven is another matter. The case could settle for an admission to a violation of probation. Many times, the VOP is more problematic than the new/underlying charge.
Employment / Labor Attorney
This is a complicated situation. You will not want to have him represent himself. Typically a public defender can be acquired in a case involving attempted robbery. You should really get in touch with the public defenders office or a private defense attorney.