Re: Charged with an Assault and Battery, PC 243(E)(1)
What should normally happen in these cases? I think it's a citation, it's just a small green sheet of paper that says my name and 243 e-1 p.c in the cops handwriting, pretty similar to how a traffic ticket would look.
Normally people get booked into jail for this. THEN the jail might issue a citation to appear, but it is rare to issue a notice to appear for 243(e). But, there is no law prohibiting the practice, it is just rare - likely due to the possibility that a victim might be additionally abused and injured after the suspect is released.
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