Hi all, Need help immediately. My son is sitting in jail with felonious assault charges. My son is 18 years old. He is a Sr in high school. He has been bullied since the beginning of school by a boy who bullies/aggravates my son and other children at school. My daughter says that several students complain about this child. Today the young man threatened my son several times in class. We only found out about the bullying of our son today, after the young man and his brother decided to "jump" him. It was off school grounds. The bully started punching at my son and my son fought back. He hit him to the ground. The bully's brother jumped in and started punching my son. My son knocked him down and slammed him to the ground. My son went back to school for night class. He had no priors
You need to hire a criminal defense attorney ASAP. That is all you can do. The defense attorney can start investigating the incident and gathering facts and evidence to present to the DA to try to help your son avoid being charged, or if charged, avoid being convicted.
I agree with Matthew. You need to consult a criminal defense attorney in your area immediately. There is an incredibly thin line between self-defense and assault. The attorney you work with will go through all of the details and help him mount his defense.
Your son needs a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. If you cannot afford an attorney contact the public defender. It sounds like he may have a strong defense.
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Not knowing more the facts or your state rules at first glance it seems like it should either be self defense or mutual combat. Couple that with the bullies reputation and the fact that there where two potential aggressors it seems like a great case to defend. This depends on the authenticity of the facts. You will need a good criminal defense attorney to flush out all the details.
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