Today i was in court for the Comm.of Pa vs. my ex and the charge was simple assault and harassment. The D.A.and arresting officer questioned me about the events that took place on the day of the arrest.I was hospitalized for head and neck injuries and acquired a $6300 medical bill. My ex had thrown me through a second story window headfirst.The D.A. asked the officer why i was even arrested, and he said because my ex had a scratch on his neck and one on his chest (which i told the DA were defensive wounds because he was holding me down and his gun was within arms reach) and had claimed i punched him in the face, but the only redness on his face looked to be from him being pissed off. The DA saw no reason for me to be charged,and will be prosecuting me as well on the 10th. Should i worry?I did apply for a public defender, but have yet to hear from their office. The DA asked me what i would like to see happen here, because my ex's lawyer wanted to plead down from a misdemeanor in the 2nd degree and harassment to a summary offense only. After talking with the DA and telling him i didn't want to go to trial, i have made plans to move and get away from this person before the end of the month we settled for misdemeanor in the 1st degree, 6 months probation, and anger management classes. The state will apparently fly me back as a witness of the state in 90 days to testify and decide whether or not he should stay on probation. The DA also told me to go file a PFA tomorrow. I am thinking based on the evidence the case against me will be thrown out. Could i still be charged? I am planning on pleading not guilty because all i did was defend myself.
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