My boyfriend is being charged with Domestic Violence case against his brother. It was a simple fight against brothers(ages 23 and 21) that got blown way out of proportion. Mother called cops because she was nervous. The prosecutor decided to pick up the case. The brother does not want to press any charges and didn't sign any paperwork the police wanted him to when the fight happened. This is the first time my boyfriend has ever been in trouble with the law; not even a simple traffic ticket. Been employed for 3 years with a great, respectable job. Is a lawyer really needed in this case?