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Old 06-06-2019, 03:37 AM   #1
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Default Swung in self defense and hit a girl accidentally

My son was trying to break up a fight when he got hit several times. He turned around and swung in self defense and hit a girl accidentally. She ended up pressing charges on him for assault and he has a warrant for his arrest in which he is turning himself in.

Does her case have any merit?
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:39 AM   #2
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Yes the girl has legal standing to file a case as she may not be aware of the fight and the situation. She just got a hit for a person for no reason.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:45 PM   #3
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I wish to inform you that the laws of your state will have jurisdiction in this matter. The biggest issue is intent. You must intend to cause someone harm to be guilty of assault. Your son may argue that he did commit the offense, but it was for the good reason of self defense against another party and he did not intend to hit the girl at all. You may contact an attorney and seek guidance.

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My son was trying to break up a fight when he got hit several times. He turned around and swung in self defense and hit a girl accidentally. She ended up pressing charges on him for assault and he has a warrant for his arrest in which he is turning himself in.

Does her case have any merit?
I don't have a crystal ball and I'm sure that there is more to the story than your son is telling you.

Here's the best advice your son will ever get.

He needs to consult a lawyer right now and have the lawyer arrange for his surrender.

He should not talk about the incident to anybody except his lawyer, not to the police, and especially not to family members who can be called to testify against him.

You and he should watch these videos and you'll see why I am so adamant about mouth shut, no talking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GjCJ6Xqjg0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FENubmZGj8
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