My son was with a female friend and another guy grabbed her and pulled her out of a cab. My son hit this other guy and knocked him out. He was convicted of battery and bodily harm (?). The DA said she wanted to make an example of him because violence was on the rise in the college town he lives in. My son had never been in any other trouble but now this conviction is haunting him. Can he get it reduced? He was on probation for a while and this was 2 years ago.