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My daughter was verbally abused and threatened by a resident

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My daughter was verbally abused and threatened by a resident in a half-way house very close to where she lives. This is not the first time and, indeed, he worries many locals. During the incident in question the police were called, he was arrested and one of the officers injured.
However, he is now denying being verbally abusive and now my daughter must appently attend court as a legal requirement. Does she need a solicitor/lawyer?
Thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

Just so that I am clear is she a witness and is this a criminal Court she has been asked to attend please?

Customer:

Thank you for getting back so promptly.

Alex Watts :

Happy to help

Alex Watts :

I assume its a criminal matter she is required to attend for?

Customer:

The hearing is taking place in Highbury Magistrates Court (51 Holloway Road London, N7 8JA).

Customer:

No, she is not a witness, the man in question threatened and verbally abused her. Her boyfriend is a witness.

Alex Watts :

Ok. She does not need a Solicitor or lawyer.

Alex Watts :

I am not sure why she is going, if she is not a witness, but either the Defence or Police want her there

Alex Watts :

But she is not on trial so no, she does not need legal representation

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

So why does she need to be there? Will she be questioned or put 'on the spot' so to speak? Perhaps the police may want her there in order to charge her for the assault on one of their officers?

Alex Watts :

If she gave a statement to the Police then that is what it is about

Alex Watts :

She will be asked to look through her statement and then if gets called into Court, asked to recall what happened

Alex Watts :

She will be asked questions by the Prosecution and Defence

Alex Watts :

But that is the only reason she needs to attend

Alex Watts :

Does that clarify?

Customer:

Yes, I think so. Thank you.

Alex Watts :

If she does not know why is going then she should ask - she should be told

Alex Watts :

If this does answer your question can I ask you to rate my answer before you go, the button should be at the bottom of the screen

Alex Watts :

If you need more help please click reply

Customer:

Apparently they will be sending her a letter that should tell all she needs to know - I trust...

Alex Watts :

Yes I would think so

Customer:

Thanks.

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