I recently attended a preliminary hearing for a case that involved being assaulted by a guy with a metal bar and he was charged with aggravated assault. It was revealed in court that I met him via Craigslist (erotic services) and the defense claim that our dispute was really about money. I explained to them that he tried to offer me counterfeit money and I declined it and tried to leave. When I try to leave that's when he assaulted me.
Although I told the court that I had to receive 12 staples in my scalp area and 2 sutures in my forehead, the charges wind up being dropped from aggravated assault to simple assault because I forgot to say I went to the hospital after the incident. Is there a way the prosecution can reverse this if I have proof that I did receive medical attention?