My husband was defending us from a person who threatened to cut my throat. He threatened both of us, attempted to stab my husband with the spikes on the bottom of a lawn sign, and threw bricks at him, causing him to bleed. Why is my husband incarcerated while this person is free, what can I do to reduce the bond and press charges, and what do I do in the meantime? It doesn't help that the rent is due and I have no way to pay it. My husband is gainfully employed, has worked hard all his life, and has (or had) a clean record. Please help!My husband is 63 years old and has a medical condition which requires him to take medicine. I have not been able to get a message to him and he cannot call me. He has refused to speak with the police unless he has a lawyer, but we cannot afford one. I have made countless telephone calls, most of them dead ends. For example, the public defenders' office had a recording which claimed that they were closed, despite its being during regular business hours on a weekday and not a holiday. I also called some legal aid groups, only to be told that they do not handle criminal cases. When I was finally able to contact a detective who had been assigned to the case, he informed me that my statement was contrary to all the others and said that if the other person had had a gun, he would have been justified in shooting my husband. What is going on here?