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The first step is to document the injuries with photos and as medical examination.
In which County did this happen?
Please describe the situation a little more. What are the charges? Was there an arrest warrant? Please describe the arrest.
Was he beaten during or after the arrest?
Can you visit him and photograph the bruises?
What was he arrested for?
You were right to tell him not to speak with the DA.
He can get a free consultation with some of the local criminal defense attorneys listed here.
The fact that the ONLY charge is resisting arrest is unusual and indicates it may be completely bogus. A person cannot just resist arrest unless he or she is being arrested for something other than resisting arrest. After the criminal case is disposed of, he can get a free consultation from some of the civil rights attorneys listed here. Beating a prisoner is usually a civil rights violation.
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Why was he pulled over?
I've never heard of that one. I never say a light grow dim and slowly burn out, they always seem to ge either bright or dead.
It would be interesting to have someone with a light meter check the actual brightnes of the tail lights. If there wa sno dim light, there was no reason to stop the vehicle.
The arrest may have been unlawful, but he needs a local attorney to represent him.
Is the DA offering immunity in exchange for the testimony? Is your son charged with a crime or not?
If he is, he can ask thr Court to appoint an attorney to defend him.
I would have him ask the court to appoint an attorney as soon as he has a court appearance, then I would ask the attorney to make a deal with the DA to drop the charges in exchange for his testimony, but he'd be in a better bargaining position if he could prove that the light was no dimmer than the same light on the other side.
Before he goes to Curt, he can contact Indigent Defense.
24.04 does allow service by email, see
He needs to get an attorney to speak with the DA to see what they want and what the DA is willing to offer..
He can ask for a delay to get an attorney but cannot refuse to answer for that reason. He can refuse to answer any question if the answer might tend to incriminate him.
I think he should cooperate with the DA but it would be better to get the DA to agree to drop the charges against your son first.