By hiring the best attorney available. You hurt a cop, even if you think he's faking it, you are in serious trouble. Get help.
I agree with my colleague. You are in serious trouble and need a good lawyer. I agree that it does not matter if you think he's faking. Prosecutors get really protective of the police.
It is a serious a charge. Hire a good criminal defense lawyer.
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Being off for four weeks means that it was a serious enough injury to get the DA's attention. Get yourself a tough criminal attorney, as you may be going to trial as the plea offer may be harsh.
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