What to do if I was issued a notice to appear for a battery?

I brushed an individuals hair with the back of my right hand after asking him to turn his cell phone off in a movie theater. It was unintentional on my part. The individual claimed I hit him on the side of his face. The battery is listed on the notice to appear as an misdemeanor.

Asked on September 6, 2013 under Criminal Law, California

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Since you are now facing a criminal misdemeanor matter, I suggest that you immediately consult with a criminal defense attorney in your locality to assist in defending the charge. If you do not know of one, one in your locality can be found on attorneypages.com.


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