Oklahoma City, OK asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma

Q: I got into a physical altercation with a friend resulting in self defense but the friend pressed charges that I cause it

I was helping her out by letting her stay with me due to her being homeless. She started a fight with me striking me several times before I eventually struck her back. She told the police that I beat her up on purpose about money without mentioning she started. Now im charged with domestic abuse and I don't have money to go to trial to prove otherwise. Money for a lawyer is hard to obtain. How can the D.A help me out in this situation?

2 Lawyer Answers

Gary Johnston Dean

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Pryor, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: The DA won't help you. You need a lawyer. If you truly can't afford one, apply for a court appointed one. You do NOT want a conviction for this on your record. Good luck

Keegan Kelley Harroz

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: The DA’s job is to prosecute you and put you in jail. You need to start calling everyone you know to collect funds for a defense/trial attorney.

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