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
My son states he was tring to get a hold of his friends who were already inside when security asked him to leave. Son states while trying to tell security his dilemma they pushed him telling him he can't be here My son says he told the person to stop pushing im on a public sidewalk when he was pushed again my son pushed his hands off him and turned to walk away he was then takled from behind and held down until police arrived. What should we do and can we file charges on the security company. My sons face took the brunt of any battery This happend 2 days ago. Can it just be droped without having to deal with the whole legal mess my son is 20 and never been in any trouble kinda of quiet kid. So it's me and his mom that's suffering trying to end this whole ordeal. what can we do we don't $$$
4 attorney answers
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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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.
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.
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.