my soon to be drank some alcohol. he can not drink. I makes him go crazy. he did . he beat my client who is 79 years of age, and I and kept us in my small bedroom for 4 hours or so.anyways the cops put outrageous charges on him. now there are 11. what do I do. he needs help not jail.
He needs an attorney immediately. If he is charged with assault of a person over 60 years old he is facing mandatory jail time. Have him consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Use the "Find a Lawyer" function on AVVO. Most offer free consultations.
I just want to add a little advice. Your question indicates that you gave the police a statement while they were investigating the incident. You do not say whether the statement was oral or written or, as to either, recorded on video and/or audio equipment.
If the statement was in writing and later you retract what you said if called to testify your statement could be used to impeach your testimony. Giving the police a false written statement is a crime: issuing a false statement and interfering with police. A false oral statement made to police is also a crime: interfering with police. Lying under oath is also a crime: perjury.
Before you embark on a path that can result in legal trouble I recommend that you consult with a qualified attorney. It shouldn't cost very much - and it just may keep you from getting tangled up in the defendant's legal mess.
Don't forget: In this case you are one of the victims. Don't turn the tables on yourself. I'll go out on a limb here and opine: He's not worth it.
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