Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

My boyfriend got into an altercation with two men. The two men where harassing me and I felt that I was in danger and my boyfriend stepped in to defend me. Apparently he had a knife and he used it against one of the men. It must have have been all superficial wounds because never once did I see blood and only when the cops told me there had been a stabbing did I realize there had been a knife involved. The two men are gang affiliated and the only reason why I know this is because they were yelling it at us like a warning before the fight happened. This incident happened a few blocks from where I live and I was terrified that if I spoke against these two gangsters they or their friends could find me and hurt me. So when the cops asked me for my version of events I completely downplayed what the two guys had actually done because I honestly was scared it would get back to them. Now my boyfriend is going to be charged with a felony, the two gangsters are the "victims" and this is a whole mess because I'm a coward. He's going to court this Tuesday and I have a terrible feeling that because of my weakness he's going to be doing jail time even though it was self-defense. The detective who interviewed me isn't working this case but he gave me the name of the detective who is. I haven't been able to find the number to get ahold of the main detective, I got the business card of the detective who interviewed me and I called him and left a message and sent an email trying to get the number of the detective who's working the case but no response! I don't know what to do. PLEASE I NEED HELP! How do I fix this? What should I do?

Asked on 9/15/13, 10:49 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Zadik Shapiro Law Offices of C. Zadik Shapiro

I can't promise you that its going to help but you might try to go to court early Tuesday and talk to the district attorney assigned to the case.

Good luck

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Answered on 9/15/13, 11:48 am

Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless

How do I fix this?

You don't.

He needs an attorney, since you can't represent him in court or with the police. Get him one.

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Answered on 9/17/13, 12:56 pm

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