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While on vacation over the week-end in Memphis, My husband

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While on vacation over the week-end in Memphis, My husband was badly beaten and arrested for assault with bodily harm after an altercation with a bouncer at a night club. We do not live in memphis. I bailed him out at 4 am this morning. Since today is a holiday, he must be in court in the morning at 9 am. We are not sure what to expect. How serious is the charge. He is a first time offender. I paid $250.00 to bail him out.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 7 years ago.
The charge is serious, as is any charge in which violence is alleged. However, any time a bouncer beats somebody up they start yelling that the patron assaulted them. Don't let your husband talk to anybody without a lawyer and get a lawyer ASAP. It may be that the lawyer can head the whole situation off and get it filed as a lighter charge.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Today is a holiday...he has to be in court 3 hours away at 9 am in the morning....we can not get a lawyer by then... please advise
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 7 years ago.
Tomorrow is likely just a docket call or an appearance docket. He should just enter a plea of not guilty and then find a lawyer. Nothing much will happen tomorrow.

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