I don’t know what I am being charged for – how do I find out?

A bouncer kicked me out of a bar by pushing me and ultimately picking me up – I then tried to get him off of me and then 3 bouncers pinned me to the ground until the police got there.I got kicked out because my friend was throwing up in the bathroom. I also had a closed bottle of wine (we were at a BYOB place prior). I recognize that I should have not fought the bouncer back but I’m a 110 lbs!! There is no need for THREE bouncers!!Anyway, got arrested and now I don’t know what to do – any help is greatly appreciated.

Asked on July 3, 2009 under Criminal Law, Illinois


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you're actually being charged with anything, you'll get notified in writing.  It's possible that you won't be charged at all;  the bar probably doesn't want to be involved in sending customers to jail unless it's really necessary because that just might be bad for business.  If it isn't the kind of place where that's bad business, I think you need to find someplace else to party!

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