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Hi my name is Laura
my son is currently incarcerated in Missouri for other charges. He has a bench warrant for not appearing for court in Jan 2013 (which neither one of us had received any notice). He wants me to hire an attorney (I cannot afford one). He is being charged with Aggravated Assault. The plaintiff attempted to withdrawal the charges, she admitted she lied. He has letters from her stating she lied and wanted to drop the charges. He is being sentenced to 120 drug shock treatment and should be out in April 2014, what is he looking at once he gets out of prison in Missouri.
he does not plan on returning to the state. He is concerned that the State of MS will extradite him as soon as he is released from prison.
I understand it is a Felony charge, does that change things?
You are saying he will not be extradited back to MS, and the state of MS can only serve him for the bench warrant is if he returns to the State of MS?
that is good news
what about the Aggravated Assault charges, is that normally a felony or misdemeanor?
What would make it a Felony charge?
awesome ... I know for a fact there was not a deadly weapon used. She alleges he attempted to strangle her with his hands.
she did not report the incident immediately, she waited 3-4 days later. I have photos she posted on facebook without any marks on her anywhere. Yes she went to the District Attorney's office and told them she wanted to drop the charges. She wrote on a statement at the District attorney's office she was withdrawing the charges and I saw the notice as well as the letters she wrote my son stating she lied.
this is great news! thank you :)
should a public defender assist him or should I attempt to hire an attorney?
ok, thank you very much for your assistance.
you have a great night
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