The cop claims I pushed him and tried to flee back into my house. I never did either and have witnesses to support that. I have no prior criminal record. I didn't answer the officer's questions immediately and asked why because I was scared and didn't know why he was being so aggresive. They beat me into submission for absolutely no reason I never fought back. Facing assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct. I'm extremely worried about how this could effect my future. Out on bail and received a public defender but haven't yet spoken to him and I'm not sure if he's a safe bet. I'm considering a getting a lawyer but I've recently been laid off and work is slow.
You absolutely need an attorney. They will pursue this case much more vigorously than the average case to make sure they cover their asses so they can't get in trouble themselves. They will go the extra mile and exaggerate. You can't go into this without help, or even with just a PD, you see how helpful and attentive they are
You definitely need counsel to help you. In the meantime, make sure you take photos of any injuries you might have as a result of this incident. Also, try to determine who, if anyone, witnessed this while it was happening.
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You need a criminal defense attorney to defend the assault charges which carry the possibility of significant jail time. If you cannot afford a private attorney, then you should continue with the Public Defender.
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I agree with Mr. Scherr. Hire a criminal defense attorney if you can afford one. Be sure to schedule your meeting well in advance of your trial date.
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