Going to court tomorrow for a simple assault charge.
Basic details of the incident:
-I was aggresively sprayed with a hose by my neighbor without any real provocation.
-I restrained him by his neck and arm so that he would stop.. nothing more.
-He filed simple assault against me, claiming I injured him.
-I counter charged him with simple assault and harrasment
From the research I've done, it seems that I was well within reason to defend myself, and the action I took wasn't excessive. I'm just not confident in my understanding of the court procedure, or what I need to do and say..
Any sort of help, links, or info would be greatly appreciated!
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