I have a case for domestic violence and was charged with aggervated assault , first offense no juvenile record my back round is clean I'm a good kid , my girlfriend didn't write a writen statement and I don't think she is going to show up for court the only thing they have is a picture of her eye being swollen
Duplicate post - please see prior answers. Can't accurately predict chances of avoiding jail time at this point without having access to more information. Best option right now would be to consult with a local criminal attorney to review your case and discuss options. Use the "find a lawyer" tab above.
The best way to beat a case is to talk to a criminal defense lawyer about the different ways this case can play out since the state might force her to testify.
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There really isnt enough here to answer your question. Assault cases can be tricky to prove because you and the other person are the only person who saw the incident. The Commonwealth will have cooroborwting evidence, sometimes thats enough, the only way to know for sure is to do a full consultation and go through all the facts. Chester county takes these cases very seriously, and you are charged with a very serious felony. Just a swollen eye isnt sufficient so they must have evidence of something else. You should sitdown with your attorney as soon as possible. Prevailing is a possibility, but its a possibility that has little chance unless you hire a good attorney who can help you with the outcome.
Please excuse my brevity and any typos as answers are often given using a cellular phone.
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