This is my ex boyfriends 3rd time in jail for domestic violence against me. His first offense he he entered my house without my permission and choked me. He was let out of jail within two days all the charges were dismissed. The second time he was charged with domestic violence and also child endangerment because my son and niece witnessed the whole thing. He was in jail for about 4 days his mom posted bail, we went to trial and the jury decided he was innocent all charges were dropped again. The trial was only about 3 weeks ago and now he is in jail again a 3rd time for DV and wrongful cruelty to my son who he grabbed during our fight. He’s been in there for about 6 days and I’m wondering how long does he face ? I’m really scared he will get off again.
Depending on the charges and his record, he could face a long time in prison or a short jail sentence. You should ask the District Attorney for details.
By the way, a jury doesn't find anyone "innocent." They apparently found him not guilty, which means the DA didn't prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Even though he was acquitted, the DA may try to introduce the evidence of that case in the new one, to convince the jury that he's prone to commit acts of domestic violence.
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