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Conway and Atlantic Beach are in South Carolina and several miles from each other. If they have no witnesses they will have to dismiss for lack of prosecution. You can object to the officer testfying about what the witnesses said. Why don't you call the prosecutor and see if you can work something out. A local attorney can probably get it dismissed.
I was charged with Lynching, which is only a charge in 4 states, a felony, also charge with asault and battery, misdemenor, and drunk and disorderly. Went to court in Atlantic beach for drunk and disorderly pled gulity paid a fine and left. Been going to court in Conway for the other charges, not sure why. I live in Charlotte 4hrs away. Tried to get a lawyer in the beginning of the process but could afford the $10,000 they wanted. Thought that was outrageous, for this case. I have a public defendent but not very helpful, I feel like I should be able to get it dropped.
Long story start of the night of the incident, a group of 14 of us went out on vacation for a bachelor party. Went to strip club. As we are leaving one of my friends gets in a fight, knocks guy out. Friend the runs. Police called. Police arrive and just pick the 3 loudest people out and take them off to jail. after a few days in jail we find out we are charge with the above charges.
I have seen the discovery, it said they had a video, but they have now said they cant produce it, also was three witness statesment each about a paragraph, and all written by people who were with the guy that got knocked out, and all partys were intoxicated, so not much at all. So all in all, they have just 3 paragraphs, which when I read u could hardly even make out. And they guy I was with that actually hit the guy, ran and got away. Also after finding out what happen, I was told the guy that got knocked out, had a beer bottle outside and said "Who wants to get knocked ou with this beer bottle?" My buddy then walked up and hit him and layed him out with one punch.
I dont see how lynching is brought up, I thought it was an planned attack with 3 or more people...
Your attorney should make a motion for a dismissal. If it is not granted then he should make a motion for a speedy trial.