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Over the Memorial Day weekend, a violent brawl erupted in a New York City apartment that left one man’s face slashed and another man in police custody. There was little evidence aside from conflicting accounts of those involved until a surprise witness came forward to help support the charges.

David Schwimmer, best known for playing the character Ross on the popular television series "Friends"in the 1990s, happened to live next door to the building where the fight took place. Security footage from his cameras may help clear up the allegations against the man who was arrested. After viewing the footage in Schwimmer’s home, police took the tape with them.

One of the men involved in the altercation was arrested on assault and other charges. The alleged victim in the case claims that the accused stole a computer as well. A third party in the fight was a suspected transvestite prostitute who fled from the scene. It is unclear whether police are seeking criminal charges against that individual.

Cases like this can be murky and have surprising outcomes. Both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys often turn to surveillance footage to help in trials. In this case, the footage could clear up disputed issues about the allegations. For example, if the accused was acting in self-defense, the footage may show that more clearly.

When a person ends up facing charges because of his or her word against another’s, it can be difficult to know what to expect and how to approach an effective defense. However, whether the charges stem from assault or a traffic violation that leads to more serious offenses, it can be crucial to have legal representation. An attorney can help identify witnesses or evidence that can clear up any conflicting stories and work to protect a person from convictions and overly harsh penalties.

Source: New York Post, "David Schwimmer helps cops solve stabbing," C.J. Sullivan and Dana Sauchelli, May 26, 2014

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