posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 02:40 PM
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Originally posted by Magister
I would think you had a counter suit for assault. I consider having a camera shoved inches from my face assault. There does not have to be contact.
You could technically file a counter-suit yes.
Only an ignorant fool (ignorant meaning unlearned, and a fool for not recognziing his own lack of learning) thinks you can file a "counter-suit"
(properly called a counterclaim) to a criminal charge. A counterclaim is a claim for relief under Rule 13 of the Rules of Civil
has no counterpart in the Criminal Rules. This points out the huge problem existing in this thread of a bunch of people trying to give legal advice
without having a law license. They might be great zombie hunters, or wonderful alien chasers, or world class chemtrail exposers, but they sure as hell
aren't lawyers. That is the reason wy, in every state, giving legal advice (like when to file Motions to Dismiss, for instance) is hat least a
criminal misdemeanor. In Florida, it's a lower level felony. Some of the advice you have been given, Mr or Mrs OP, seems to have been intentionally
designed to harm you. You have to be careful in relying on advice from someone who may have an agenda different than yours. If you want a suggestion
from someone who did actually go to school long enough to get a law degree, here it is: go to Court and announce "Your honor, I would like the record
to reflect that I am not ready to proceed with the defense and I request a continuance to obtain counsel (or, if appropriate - to have counsel
appointed for me since I can't afford to retain private counsel.) If you get the continuance, get a freaking lawyer. If the judge is foolish enough
to deny one, you have an almost bullet-proof basis for an appeal. I assume you received a summons to appear and were not actually arrested, so usually
at the first court appearance nothing substantive happens. If all else fails and you don't get the continuance, demand a jury trial. At that point
the prosecutor will know you have a great appeal, and will not want to go through the whole process of a jury trial for absolutely no reason. He'll
likely say either, "Oh, judge, give him his continuance", or, "Judge, we have just decided to nol pros this case." and the judge will say, "OK,