slap on face
sentence unknown. thats what I want you to tell me.
Correction to last answer.
1. Accused of slapping and grabbing by throat and of attempted theft domestic
2. Accused claims not guilty and admits only one slap.
Thank you Alex, that is understood.
The accuser has 2 witnesses to the violence (close friends). Does this mean a not guilty stance would be a waste of time for me?
Also, I have 2 witnesses who will testify the accuser has struck me on 2 separate (previous) occasions. I am not prone to pursuing these issues and have let these matters pass before. However would it help my case to bring counter charges against my accuser?
I note from the time difference you are located out west. Are your responses based on Scots law?
You refer to past history. The violence against me was 2 days before the date I was accused of striking the accuser.
It actually took the accuser 4 days to report the incident to the police after the event.
Would this have any bearing on matters?
For ease of discussion I indicated I was the accused. Sorry about that, it is actually my daughter (22) who is accused and her now ex - partner (female, 25) who is the accuser.
She was arrested on the 17th last week and granted a solicitor while in custody. She has submitted a not guilty plea and will go to court in March 2013.
My daughter advises she was hit by the accuser twice , once while she was driving her car (the two witnesses were seated in the rear seats of the car) and again later that evening when at the accusers apartment. The accuser was drinking.
She cannot recall why (I think a fairly trivial matter) but it was on the same day (10th October, 2 days before my daughter hit the accuser on the 12th).
I will contact the solicitor appointed to establish the priority my daughter will be afforded as I do want the best in the business to control the case.
I am presently travelling south by train and the connection is erratic at best, XXXXX XXXXX with me. Meantine thank you for your interest.
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