First, you do need a criminal defense attorney.
Second, there is no privacy on a message board so don;t put anything else on-line about this incident.
Finally, your case is quite defensible. Make sure you share all details with your attorney.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
Fight it by getting an attorney. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Go to Trial: Crash the Justice System: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunday/go-to-trial-crash-the-justice-system.html?_r=0
Not contemplated by the Framers! The Devil’s Bargain: "95 percent are resolved by plea bargains." http://shar.es/xdVIY #cjreform
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Hire an attorney to assist you. Based on your facts, its seems your mom was the initial aggressor and you did not use unreasonable force in defending yourself. Having a lawyer will increase your chances of having a favorable outcome. Good luck!
The information provided is not advice but a legal perspective and you should schedule a consultation with the lawyer of your choice.
It sounds as though each of you received a Class C ticket for offensive touching. Many JP and Muni courts do not require individuals to appear with counsel. I however would never recommend this tactic. No matter how insignificant this charge may seem, you never know how this will be perceived in the future. Hire an attorney.