Answered . It is a serious a charge. Hire a good criminal defense lawyer.
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Answered . Being off for four weeks means that it was a serious enough injury to get the DA's attention. Get yourself a tough criminal attorney, as you may be going to trial as the plea offer may be harsh.
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