I Pushed someone hard after she threatened me to break my car apart and she's pressing charges. We had a court date and they didn't have any good evidence that it happened. Her prosecutor refused to drop it. when we went to trial she brought up that one of the witness were 17 without a parent. And asked for a rescedule to bring them in ( the judge and my lawyer never heard of that rule but went with it anyways) I think she went to request the surveillance tapes that were at the scene. I was more hurt then she was. I have a clean record also. If I didn't pull the first move am I looking at anything serious for first offenses?
Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have a lawyer, you really should not be posting this on here as no one can give you advice.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
First, it sounds like this is in the civil arena, not the criminal courts. Am I correct ?
Second, the question you will be dealing with is who was the aggressor, not who was hurt more.
And third, your attorney should be answering questions of this type. Have you asked your attorney?
Agree with Mr. Doyle that it's probably not good to discuss identifiable specifics of a unique situation of a criminal matter on this site because small inconsistencies are admissions and can be used against you in court (and opposing counsel or the prosecution might well read this site).
You should have a lawyer. If these are criminal charges, and you can't pay, you can get a free public defender. The charges could be serious depending on whether you have had prior violent crimes or a criminal record or are on probation or parole.
On the other hand, if you have no criminal record, and this is just a "road rage" incident where no one got hurt, no weapons were involved, and there was some shoving but there won't be hospital injury records or photos of bruises, with a lawyer you should be able to easily get the criminal charges dismissed or pled down to some violation with perhaps a small fine like "disorderly conduct".
Good luck. And in the future, as you know, a lot of people out there are packing heat and it's not worth it to possibly lose your life or get hurt over a parking space, no matter what happens later in court.
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