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I recently pressed charges for assault. What should I expect on the court date? I'm nervous?

Asked by savings45678 (149points) March 13th, 2014

I was assaulted and filed a police report. My DA (or ADA) has been really passive and a novice; he has not followed up with me or the police to request pics of the incident. He seems nervous. I’m also nervous because i’m not sure what to expect on the actual court date and not sure whether I should retain my own attorney.

Furthermore, I wonder if the other side can retaliate and press charges against me. The way I see it, his attorney works for him and my DA works for the state and not necessarily for me. I was told it would be a misdemeanor and all charges would be erased after 1–2 years of obeying a restraining order.

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