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I know this sounds crazy because it is...they deferred this felony trespass and released him on a pr bond. Now again he has had another run in with the law, and the girl hes been dating for a month has said he slammed her head into a mirror, but refused med treatment and no damage to the mirror... she has said many false statements in the police report, and has also tried to drop the charges. Now his attorney is telling him they are going to offer him the felony bond violation, or the Domestic Violence misdemeanor. I have told him to take it to trial, as they are now pinning him with another bogus charge, but he says if he dosent take the DV misdomeanor they will give him the felony,,,is this correct or can he take it to trial? And thank you for giving me the trespass satuets.
Can he ask for a mistrial on the Felony trespass, due to being misrepresented by the attorney, as I stated he didnt go there with an intent to commit a crime, but has been charged with a felony trespass, only because he refused to leave when asked to, his public defender obviously didnt get him justice.
Thank you Fran for all your great advice, it all makes perfect sense now, and yes I too feel he messed up a good deal, but I also feel he shouldnt have either of these charges, as they are so untrue. But just wanted to thank you, XXXXX XXXXX really helped me to see what they are trying to do, and I understand it now. Great job!
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