California  |  Criminal Law

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Asked on: 7/22/13, 10:27 am

I am a 24 year old single mother. When I was 23 I got into a fight with a girl. She filed a complaint against me even though it was mutual combat but it was never followed up by police. She continued for the following year to press the issue being addressed until a detective contacted me. I was fully compliant and gave my side of the incident. I provided photos of my injuries as well as proof of my apology to her after the incident. I now have a $60 warrant for my arrest for felony assault with a deadly weapon because she claims that I hit her head on her car. I cannot afford a lawyer and was wondering what I should do from here to protect myself. Her father is a California highway patrol and I am afraid this will be influenced by that fact. Again I am a single mother living on a low income (no child support ect.) and was also wondering the pros and cons of a public defender.

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