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I am truly sorry for this dilemma.
Yes...you want to hire an attorney to assist your son. The adage "a man who represents himself has a fool for a client" is often true. If you act as your own lawyer, the court will expect you to know the law/rules/procedure/evidence just as if you were admitted to the bar. They (the court) will not cut you any slack. If the goal is to win the case, hire a lawyer.
What you are describing, I agree this is assault. But it may be the attorney can assist in negotiating a plea agreement that avoids criminal conviction...or, if that is not possible, perhaps they can bring this to trial on the legal theory of "self defense"
LA law provides the following for self defense
the use of force or violence upon the person of another is justifiable when committed for the purpose of preventing a forcible offense against the person or a forcible offense or trespass against property in a person's lawful possession, provided that the force or violence used must be reasonable and apparently necessary to prevent such offense, and that this Section shall not apply where the force or violence results in a homicide.
Bot***** *****ne: A lawyer would be helpful to avoid a conviction, or reduce the severity of the charges
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