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Q: What type of lawyer do i need if i want to file charges of assault and battery against someone?

I plan to go to the courts and file this friday but i would like to find a lawyer for my case. Its complicated by the fact that the person who came at me is my step daughters mother and there is an active ugly custody case.

Eric D. Yost
Eric D. Yost
answered on Apr 18, 2018

If you plan on filing a criminal complaint, you will not need a lawyer, per se, to do so. Once you make a criminal complaint, probable cause established and charges placed on an individual, a Commonwealth Attorney will be assigned to prosecute this/these

crime(s). The Commonwealth of...
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