We are both 21 year old college students coming home from work at approx. 8:30 pm two nights ago. We asked a woman to hold the door for us as I have a sprained ankle. She proceeded to start yelling. My girlfriend (yes we're a lesbian couple) proceeded to say "My girlfriend is hurt, I just need to get in the elevator". Once the doors shut she attacked us, busting my friends lip, scratches everywhere, ripped out a ton of my hair. I just need to know what should happen next? What do I do at the Magistrate's Hearing and do I need a lawyer present? Is this a hate crime?Is it worth following through with the charges if it means she will get my name? I'm afraid there will be retaliation. I am a young girl living alone in an apartment in the city. If this is only going to be a he-said-she-said ordeal because there was no witness and mostly superficial wounds, is it worth it? I know nothing of the legal system, haven't been arrested, haven't even gotten a speeding ticket. I just started my senior year of college this week and this is all just very confusing and honestly, scary.