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I have a show cause hearing coming up and I'm wondering the best way to prepare with out having to hire a lawyer yet
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: MA
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Yes, A complaint was filed against me, and I filed complaint against her
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I was bar tending at a local café, and a drunk customer threatened me and then attempted to jump over bar. I hit her with a bottle to prevent her from getting me. many witnesses and video of the incident
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: Michael Gonzalez,
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Sorry for having to deal with this. Typically, a show cause hearing stems from a failure to comply with a Court Order. Is that what occurred here? Is it being alleged that you failed to comply with a prior Court order?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no,
I believe its because when the police were called by her and she filed a report them, then police came to café and spoke to me and other patrons so they didn't feel like her story made sense after that. They did not arrest me and told me to gather the cafes security video and witnesses to appear at a magistrate hearing
Lawyer: Michael Gonzalez,
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Seems a little odd to me. Not sure, so, I am going to opt out and let another expert assist you.

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