At first I was just charged with one disorderly conduct then 2 months later he has charged me with a second one and bail jumping. Doesn't he need something other than the hearsay to pursue charges?
"Hearsay" is an out-of-court statement offered in court for the truth of the matter asserted. Eyewitness testimony about what they personally observed is not hearsay. An example of hearsay would be if someone testified in court about what somebody else (other than the defendant) told him/her about what happened. When you have people willing to tell the police that you did something that they personally observed, that is not hearsay, and yes it is enough for you to be charged with a crime. You need to obtain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. If you cannot afford to hire one on your own, you should immediately contact the Office of the State Public Defender to see if they will appoint an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you (Yes, the staff attorneys who work for the State Public Defender's Office are experienced criminal defense attorneys.). Talk to your attorney about the facts of the case and ONLY your attorney until the case is completely resolved. You may want to also lay extremely low while your cases are pending. You cannot afford to be accused of anything else.
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