Hattiesburg, MS asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: Truck in my yard.Driver gets out choked and threw me on the ground,lies about why and arrested me.

Now I've been indicted and court is next month. There's two eye witnesses who stood by watching while this happened. The cop never identified himself as police.

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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Since you've been indicted, the first thing that you need to do is get an experienced criminal defense lawyer, as simple assault on LEO cases are very tricky to navigate, and get more complicated as time goes by. There also needs to be an investigation as to excessive force, since that could open the door for a potential civil rights case against the officer and the law enforcement agency.

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