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-Could you explain your situation a little more?Were the charges actually filed by the police?
Have the police contacted you?
Have you made any statements to the police?
Dear JACUSTOMER - All you can do at this point is plead not guilty and contest this on the basis that the act was unintentional. If you can't afford a lawyer the court should appoint counsel if there is any jail time associated with the offense. You should not make any further statements to anyone but an attorney. You can't help yourself by talking further with the police so you will have to get the case into the court system by pleading not guilty at your court appearance and if you can get a lawyer I would do so.
You can't simply get the charges dropped because you want them dropped and the prosecutor's job is to prosecute the case.
Many times an attorney can get something like this reduced to some really minor offense that will not go on a permanent record but unless you defend yourself it will not just happen.I don't know if there are any witnesses who will testify on your behalf but if there are you need to give their names to your attorney or, if you have no attorney talk to them prior to any trial that may occur.
Will the young man who pressed charges against me be in court when I plead not guilty? Also will he have to appear when I go back?
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