Roseville, MI asked in Criminal Law for Michigan

Q: My Fiance was spit on and acted in self defense and was arrested. What can we do?

My Fiance was spit on after warning a person in a boarding house situation to get away from our door and informing him that he had defense spray. After this person lunged into the doorway and spit in his face, he used said defense spray and acted in self defense. Police said they couldn't arrest both and arrested him for defending himself. What can we do moving forward and what is he looking at legal wise?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: To render a competent opinion, any attorney will need to see the police report. A lot will depend on what the police believe happened, what your fiance's record is like, what other witnesses say, etc. He may raise self-defense as a trial issue.

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