okay, I am the Plantiff.. March 25th of this year, I was abused by my daughters father. Strangled me 6 times, threw me on the floor which has resulted in a cut lip and a huge bruise on my left arm and marks on ym neck due to him strangling me. Today i went to court for the preliminary hearing and his attorney wanted me to agree to him pleading guilty to harrassment. Which i pressed charges on him for simple assault and harassment. I did not agree to the plea and i decided to take it to trial. And he's on probation for unlawfully taken already. The D.A told me that i couldn't use prior evidence against him but he can use evidence against me because he is the defender. So what do you think?By the way, can i use a lawyer even though i'm the plantiff?