If your fiancee has no prior record it should not be much of a problem. Hopefully she is only charged with misdemeanor assault. If you mother was not seriously injured, there is a good chance that the case may be dismissed or dropped to a non-criminal charge. Make sure your fiancee does not violate any orders of protection that are put in place. Good luck.
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I won a trial like this. Your Mom has a justification defense. She should hire a good criminal defense lawyer.
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My office is across the Street from the Bronx court house... We handle these cases all the time there.
You have some excellent trial defenses in a case like this but shed probably want to avoid getting that far...
Was there any surveillance in the common area that might show what happened? Any witnesses?
She will se a judge within 24 hours of her arrest and likely be released without any bail and be given another court date to come back.
I'd you're interested in hiring a lawyer for her contact my office immediately to discuss this case.
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Have your fiancé retain a criminal defense lawyer right away.
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