Summary offense harassment is the most minor form of violation in PA, since he could have been charged with assault if he grabbed her over the tree. Your relative needs to bring in witnesses as to her conduct, even though there may not have been any witnesses to this particular incident if there are witnesses to her conduct in general. Also, this is going to be her word against his word and if there are no bruises or marks there is no way to prove what she is saying for the judge to decide which party is telling the truth.
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