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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Boyfriend and I got into a fight and someone called the police on us and I was arrested because he had a scratch on his face. I paid for my bond to be released and my boyfriend is willing to drop the charges. Would going through a court appointed attorney suffice or should i look into hiring a lawyer. Funds are limited due to paying for my bond.
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
13 March 2018 02:46
Boyfriend and I got into a fight and someone called the police on us and I was arrested because he had a scratch on his face. I paid for my bond to be released and my boyfriend is willing to drop the charges. Would going through a court appointed attorney suffice or should i look into hiring a lawyer. Funds are limited due to paying for my bond.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Hiring a lawyer would be 2,000 but i want to know if a court appointed attorney would be sufficient enough to have this case dismissed since my bf is willing to drop the charges.

Thank you so much for the clarification. The only issue is that even if your BF drops the charges some prosecutors will still want to take action on behalf of the State. In my opinion I see no reason to pursue a case when the alleged victim is not interested in being involved.

In that regard I would prefer a private Attorney as the Public Defender is a deal maker and is not always interested in what is best for you.

I want to provide a link for Attorneys that provide FREE consultations in your area.

Based on what you are telling me this could be handled in a telephone call to the prosecutor to have them agree to drop the case. Where in Texas did this occur?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Austin texas

You are where the exploding packages are happening.

That should be of more concern to law enforcement than an argument between you and your BF. One moment please.

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I am also going to provide a link for Pro Bono Attorneys as they can be far better than a public defender.

Free Consultation Attorneys http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/firm/criminal-law/austin/texas

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ma'am, thank you so much

http://statelaws.findlaw.com/texas-law/free-legal-aid-in-austin.html

This should just be dropped because your BF is not interested in pursuing this matter. Thank you for using JA!

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