My girlfriend went into hormonal rage and attempted to attack me, as she has hit me alot before I grabbed her by the arms and tried to defend myself and not hurt her at the same time as she is pregnant and I would not hurt a girl in the first place. She is very pale so I left faint red marks on her arms and after I put her on the couch. She started to cry, at this point I felt overwhelmed and scared so I left the apartment. When I came back she was on the phone with the cops and the cops came and saw the red marks on her arm and arrested me, charged me for battery against household member. I spent 2 nights in jail and they let me out on personal recognizance. We are both 22, this happened a few weeks back she is now 37 weeks pregnant. The worst part is for some reason she told the cops I grabbed and threw her into the wall. Which I NEVER did, of course they wouldn't believe me though. I would never do that to a girl much less a pregnant one. She isnt going to go to any of the trials because she knows she is in the wrong. But im scared the judge might put me in jail anyways and I cant go back there I have full time job and just 2 days in there I nearly lost my mind. What can I do
You are charged with a crime. If you fail to appear a warrant will be issued for your arrest and, unless you move and hide yourself, you will eventually be arrested and you can almost guarantee that you will be held without bail until your trial. You may be acquitted at the trial but you will have done a nice amount of time for your conduct.
In addition to what you say, this case is normally tried to a jury and not to a judge, although you might be able to waive the jury. You need to ask your attorney about the criminal process.
if you girlfriend does not appear a couple of things are possible. One would be to continue the trial and issue a warrant for her arrest so she will be made to testify. If you and she are living together her testimony will be suspect because of a belief that she is frightened of you. If she appears and testifies as you indicate she should you will be acquitted and that will end the issue. If she testifies and refuses to admit that she started the entire matter a jury or a judge may or may not believe her and you could be convicted or not, depending on issues not part of the question.
The long and short of the matter is that you need a good criminal defense lawyer and you better hire one now for your own protection.
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