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Yes they were friends who were upset with a man who was harassing an underage girl with no father or brother to stick up for her. Two gave statements at the scene (which was a police assisted citizen arrest) and the one who received the notice for prior booking pled the 5th amendment. The man was not injured during the battery although he was punched twice and pushed to the ground.
The other two people involved were issued citations at the scene. They were supposed to appear in court the same day. Do you think that they will no longer need to appear? Should they call the D.A. office and find out?
One more question. The one with the prior booking did go for the procedure and asked that question. He was told that it would be taken up in court. I am his mother and don't have much money but do you think I should retain a lawyer?