What are the possible penalties that my husband will face on a first time domestic violence offense?What will happen if I recant
Cleveland, OH |
He hit me but I was not injured nor did I need medical attention. This is the first time we've been through this situation. I did not agree to file these charges and I have contacted several individuals to try to recant my statement.
First-time domestic violence offenses are first-degree misdemeanors. These carry a penalty of up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, and a conviction can enhance a subsequent Domestic Violence offense to a felony. As Ms. Jones stated, your husband needs an attorney before he goes to court for any further hearings.
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