Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
I would do one of two things if I were you. First, if neither one of you want to go forward with this since you were both issued citations for the same incident see if the officer would be willing to withdraw the citations. If that does not work I would maintain that you held off on any kind of physical action until you felt that you no longer could do that. Tell the court that you have had training in matters similar to this and you only employed the methods you have learned in order to control her. Use your training and knowledge as a defense to this citation.
I hope this was helpful and informative.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).