My husband, during a heated argument, pushed me up against the laundry room door choking me, all the while holding our one year old son. Then he continued to berate me and followed me into our bedroom. He advised me that I better not go anywhere for Mother's Day because he was going to work and he works hard for HIS money and he doesn't want me to spend it (I'm a stay at home mom). I then became irate and cursed at him, he followed me into our bathroom and pushed me again up against the vanity choking me and then slapped me in the face, still holding our one year old. He refused to hand me our son despite asking him several times. Claiming he was "fine" in his arms. (My son was not crying or upset.) My husband holds a high clearance job and I know if I were to call PD, it would jeopardize his position.
Call or go to San Antonio PD to file complaint for assault with bodily injury or strangulation compliaint. Get pictures of any marks on your neck or body ASAP. If you are on a military installation go to the MP station. Call or go to Bexar County DA Family Violence Unit for application for a family violence protective order ASAP, or find out what agency in your county provides those services which are free and cost you nothing by law. Separately, try to get private family law counsel or Legal Aid in San Antonio to file divorce including temporary orders for support and exclusive use of residence.
Mr. Baker has given you excellent advice. From your description of the events, you are the victim of Domestic Violence. You need to report this so that you can receive the protection that you need. Seek experienced local counsel.
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Yes, definitely make a police report. Take photos of any injuries. Journal the incident so you can recall it more accurately later. Make it clear to the police that the child was endangered. You should also consult with an attorney to discuss a possible divorce so you are prepared when you do decide to walk away from the violence.
If he's worried about his position, he would not assault you. If he gets in trouble, it is not your fault.
This is abuse and domestic violence. Report it. Leave. Take your child and go stay someplace safe until a protective order is in place. Hire a lawyer. Don't mess around with this because it WILL escalate.
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