Does he have a defense?
3 attorney answers
I agree with the above answers. I would document that he is going to AA. Get a court sign in card online. If this happened at a bar, see if there is a video of the incident. Being drunk is not a defense, but maybe there was something that lead to the altercation he does not remember.
Mr. Kane is right (see above) -- simply not remembering what happened does not provide a defense. However, it seems like there may still be factors present here that could reduce the severity of the consequences.
Being drunk and not remembering is not a solid defense, but perhaps there's something else. Get an attorney.
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