My son was charged with battery. He was standing out side of a music event on a public side walk. Security asked him to leave
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Take pictures showing your son's injuries and bruises before they disappear. If he was injured, have him checked out by a doctor. If you cannot afford to hire a private experienced criminal defense attorney, have him ask for the public defender the first time he goes to court. Do not file charges against the security company, since any statement your son makes in the complaint can be used against him in his case. Good luck.
Before you spend any money, wait to see if the DA's office actually files charges. Just because the police made an arrest doesn't mean the DAs will automatically file the case. If charges are filed, your son will likely be offered a diversion program to keep it off his record. Good luck.
I agree with my colleagues. A crimina l defense attorney is a must.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
Your son needs a lawyer one way or the other. These a defensible and dynamic cases, but they don't just go away either. Court-appointed attorneys represent those who cannot afford private attorneys. Good luck.
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