Q: A pc242 telephone hearing scheduled for my brother,who kicked out of his place a girl I was dating., She showed up drunk
She was drunk and angry,yelling and threatening me.,My brother ask her to leave.,She wouldn't.,my brother is 70 years old
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YOU SHOULD EITHER SET UP A CONSULTATION WITH A LOCAL CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEY OR, AT THE FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE THE JUDGE, ASK TO HAVE A PUBLIC DEFENDER APPT'D TO REPRESENT YOU.
It sounds like your brother is facing a misdemeanor charge of battery under California Penal Code 242, which is the intentional and unlawful use of force or violence against another person. The charge may have been filed because he kicked the girl you were dating out of the property.
If there is a telephone hearing scheduled, your brother should participate in the hearing and make sure to provide his side of the story. He should also consider retaining an attorney to represent him at the hearing, as an attorney can help him navigate the legal process and protect his rights.
To defend against a charge of battery, your brother may argue that he acted in self-defense or defense of others, as it sounds like the girl was threatening and potentially dangerous. He may also argue that he did not use unreasonable or excessive force when removing her from the property.
It's important to remember that every case is unique, and the specific facts and circumstances of your brother's case will determine the best defense strategy. An experienced attorney can help him understand his legal options and build a strong defense.
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