San Francisco, CA asked in Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for California

Q: if a store owner follows you out to your car after stealing from store can they attack you.

stole a drink from a store when into my car the clerk tried opening my door when i put into reverse the clerk started hitting my car door with a weapon. i stopped got out and the clerk tried hitting me multiple times with the same weapon. i hit the clerk one time after which we was fully awake and healthy. i got put into a headlock by bystanders. after saying i was being attacked they agreed and said they seen it too and let me go. i got back into my car to leave the clerk went to my car to open the door again. i closed the door and the clerk walked back and fell straight down and hit his head i didn’t touch him after the first scuffle now they said that he passed away from the injury

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William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Irvine, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: This is a very confusing story, but entirely serious. You should stop posting any questions online and consult a criminal attorney in your area immediately.

William John Light
William John Light
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  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Stop talking about this. Everything you say can be used against you. Consult with a criminal defense attorney. If you can't afford one, don't talk to the police if they come for you, at all. Surrender peacefully and immediately.

Just ask for an attorney and a public defender will be appointed for you.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED.

YOU SHOULD NOT BE DISCUSSING THIS ON AN OPEN FORUM WHERE EVERYTHING YOU ARE SAYING/ADMITTING CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU IN TRIAL.

HIRE A CRIMINAL LAWYER OR REQUEST A PUBLIC DEFENDER.

HOWEVER, IT SURE SOUNDS REASONABLE IF SOMEONE IF TRYING TO PREVENT A THEFT THAT THEY GET INTO A SCUFFLE AND YOU GET HURT. YOU WERE THE ONE IN THE WRONG

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