I live in Washington and my ex has been in jail sense Dec 23rd for assaulting me while pregnant with his unborn and my advocate said they may be looking at a 4th degree assault dv charges is this a gross misdemeanor ?
Aslo I have to attend bench trial and have not been to court before what should I expect ?
What will my role be at trail?
My evidence for trial is ...
I have a medical record from when he assaulted me before I was 18 years old with dr's notes stating he caused the bodily harm.
I have messages printed out off Facebook from 2 different gf's that i never spoke to before telling me their experience with the abuse.Also he is a convicted sex offender (felony)
Does this sound like a strong case against him?
would it help if I got witness writing a letter on my behalf ?I am 18 yrs old and on Dec 21st I was moving out of our house after me breaking up with my 25 yr old bf , I came back to get my last few things and he was there . He had a bottlle of alcohol and said "here drink up and also wanna smoke a bowl ( marijuana ) or wanna wrestle " I then said " what is wrong with you ? are you trying to cause me to have a miscarriage ?" then he said " took you awhile to figure that one out at this moment he was on my bed and I told him to " Get off " he did not listen so i tried pulling him off and he kicked me twice in the shin. We then got into an argument and I was standing in front for the door and he grabbed me by my throat and threw me to the ground ( let me remind you I am pregnant ) he then left. Two days later I began to bleed from my vaginal region so i thought i may be having a miscarry due to the incident on Dec 21st so I went to hospital then filed a police report against him.