i hit on a young lady once when i was on the train headed home she said she was a b*tch i laughed, we joked by the end of the trip i thought we were friends i seen her around every so often and would say hi or try to shake her hand recently i seen her and said wassup, as a gesture of friendship i put my arm around her shoulder and said whats going on she told me to leave her alone and i was like ok i seen her the next day she seemed upset and i asked her why she said i was annoying her so i apologised and walk away i seen her like once or twice after about a week following she seen me on the train and got the police they pulled me off the train told me i was bother her and told me to leave her alone i did that and saw her twice after, 1-2 months later received summons for hearing
Thus could be one of two things:
1) A Clerk-Magistrate’s hearing to see if there is probable cause to issue a complaint for either criminal harassment or assault and battery. If it is a Clerk-Magistrate’s hearing then get a criminal attorney, listen to him and start taking this very seriously.
2) An extension hearing on a 258-E anti-harassment restraining order. This is a civil matter and consequently carries a lower threshold of proof by the plaintiff than the criminal harassment charge mentioned above, but if it is violated becomes a criminal matter. If this is a 258-E hearing then get a domestic violence attorney, listen to him and start taking this very seriously.
Yes you are wrong – when someone tells you that you are annoying them and want you to stay away there is only one way to react – stay away, don’t put your arm around them, and don’t keep running into them. That’s just the way things are these days.
This is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. You should speak to an attorney for further information.
Do what Attorney Mason says. It's good advice.
Must say, as a woman I thought, "I would feel harassed, too." Your behavior was out of line, in my opinion.
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She believes you crossed the line, and get a lawyer for the hearing
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Any unwanted or unauthorized touching of another is potentially a criminal offense of assault and battery. You are certainly entitled to a hearing and the issue of whether the young lady consented to the touching, whether expressly or by inference would come to light. I would certainly raise the issue of her actions giving you the reasonable expectation that putting you arm around her would not be offensive to her
There are several scenarios for what is happening. You could be summonsed to a clerk's hearing for a probable cause determination, or you could be summonsed to an arraignment. It's unclear from your description as to which of those two situations you are facing. It appears as though you may be charged with accosting/annoying a person of the opposite sex, or possibly with assault and battery. You should contact a lawyer to help you with this matter.
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