The friend being charged has had no other charges of any kind and has already spent 7 days in jail for this offense.
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
Many factors such as the record, your history, what ruling you have, whether witnesses are credible all matter and that makes it near impossible to say what "is the punishment". Many people post questions here asking about their chances in court. No one online can validly predict what the future holds.
Check with a MS lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.
Good luck to you.
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