So I got into an altercation with a sibling that escalated quickly, She is 14 and I am 25.
She threw a lamp at me and I hit her with the lamp cord from the lamp she threw at me.
In a nutshell, a neighbor called the cops and I was arrested. The lamp cord did leave a bruise but the lamp she threw at me also left a bruise on me. I'm being charged with a 3rd degree felony , child abuse.
I've never hit anyone before and I've never had any trouble with the law. This is now on my arrest record I'm sure.
What is the likelyhood of me going to jail ? And will this prevent me from being employed? I just got a promotion.
I live in New Mexico but am set to move to California in a week
You need a lawyer in NM. Put those plans to move on hold until that case is resolved.
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