Argument with mechanic which lead to physical altercation , I punched him. He broke windshield of car. At some point he decided not to pursue with charges , I was sent a letter saying to appear in court , state was picking up charges.
Unfortunately the state has that option to pursue a case even when the alleged victim does not wish to pursue it or be bothered with it. Stick to your resolve to fight an you will get a conclusion you are hoping for, particularly if there are no witnesses.
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As the previous attorney noted, the State can pursue charges even against the wishes of the (alleged) CW. To get a good result, a lawyer may want to get a truthful helpful statement from the mechanic, perhaps stating that the fight was mutual and that he does not wish charges to be pursued. The goal is to get the case dismissed and protect your record and freedom.
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