Springdale, AR asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas

Q: At a concert and husband was falling and he grabbed my hair.

Me and my husband where at a concert and he was drinking. We where in our way out when he tripped and grabbed my hair on accident. 2 witnesses said he hit me and police arrested him with domestic battery 3rd degree. I told the police he did not hurt me and they still took him. I dont want charged in him but the state picked the charges up. What can we do.

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Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Yes, once charged the matter is in the hands of the State. However, no prosecutor wants a key witness available to the defendant to be hostile towards the State's case. Your husband needs an experienced attorney. If he cannot afford an attorney and meets certain criteria, the court will appoint an attorney to represent him.

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