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Battery Assault & Battery

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by Allison Alston, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Allison Alston

    Allison Alston Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I received a letter from an attorneys office regarding a Complaint Alleging Misdemeanor Crime “Battery”. That I am invited to appear voluntarily without subpoena but I don’t have to appear. I’m wondering what I should do and should I retain an attorney?
     
  2. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    You're accused of a crime. It would be wise to speak with an attorney before responding in any way.
     
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  3. Allison Alston

    Allison Alston Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you
     
  4. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    You are not obligated to do anything at all.
     
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    Where do they want you to appear in court or at their law office?

    That you can voluntarily appear without subpoena but you don't have to appear doesn't make much sense. Why would an attorney waste their time even writing such a letter?

    If the letter asks you to pay any money to make this go away, it is likely a scam.

    I would Google the name of the law office to see if it exists first. If you have any question about the legitimacy of the letter, take it to your local police and find out if it is a scam.
     
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    He would write it because he doesn't have any actual basis to get a real subpoena and is fishing.
    This is like the cops telling you that you aren't under arrest, but they'd like to ask you some questions.
     
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  7. welkin

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    Or it is just a scam from someone that is not an attorney. The OP would know if there is something their past that might rise to the level of crime.
     
  8. justblue

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    Have you assaulted someone in the fairly recent past?
     
  9. Allison Alston

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    they want me to make an appointment to come to the office.
     
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    Would you please answer the question I asked in post # 8?...Thank You.
     
  11. Allison Alston

    Allison Alston Law Topic Starter New Member

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    No. I had a argument with someone.
     
  12. army judge

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    THIS, except it couldn't hurt YOU ( @Allison Alston ) to talk to an attorney before you do anything.
     
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