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I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
Were you arrested as a result of this incident?
Were you cited?
nothing given...just verbally told we would be cited for disorderly conduct
Well, it is likely that police officer will forward the incident report to the DA for review and potential disorderly conduct charges.
Disorderly conduct, also known as disturbing the peace, as codified by Arizona law, is a Class 1 misdemeanor, and upon conviction the penalty can be up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine up to $2,500---though for a first offense you will typically receive a fine and no jail time. You may also qualify for a deferred sentence in which after serving a probationary period and paying a fine, the charges are dismissed.
If you are in fact charged with the disorderly conduct, it would be a very good idea to consult and retain local criminal defense attorney to help you resolve the criminal charge.
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I felt I was protecting myself, what should I do to dispute this? Should my face be examined by a doctor?
It would be a good idea to document all the injuries by taking photos and visiting the doctor and also it would be up to your local criminal defense attorney to contest any criminal charges and to claim self-defense.
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If it is determined by the judge or jury that you did act in self-defense, you might be able to beat the disorderly conduct charge, if you are in fact charged.
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