I am being charged with 3rd degree domestic assault and criminal mischief, all of which were made up and talked into charges by my girlfriend. Her mother called the cops after my girlfriend called her mother after an argument we had which ended with my girlfriend throwing her phone at me and it breaking against the wall. I'm being charged with criminal mischief for the broken phone. The 3rd degree domestic assault is, my guess, from a bruise she received at her job as a day care provider but I am being charged with causing it. She wants to drop the charges but cannot since the state is charging me. I am really lost and confused about all these false allegations and I don't know how to proceed. I am looking to hire an attorney. We also have a child together and I am unable to see him due to my bond restrictions...
Can't make any accurate predictions at this point on the outcome as it depends on many factors. Charges are often reduced, modified, or dismissed. Best option today would be to consult with a local criminal attorney to review your situation and discuss legal options. The sooner the better as early negotiation may be possible with the prosecutor may be possible. A conviction can have a major impact on your future opportunities. Use the "find a lawyer" tab above. Search for a criminal defense lawyer in your area.
You need to get a lawyer and they will work with you and her to have the no contact dropped and also likely to get the charge reduced to something with less future harm. A DV charge cares both state and federal consequences. Get a good criminal lawyer and they will inform and advise you on how to proceed.
Most lawyers will give you a free consultation if you ask for one. We do this all the time, but remember that our time is valuable and you should stay with the people who help you the most. All responses are just general legal advice & they do not establish an Attorney-Client Relationship, & may not apply to your particular situation.
A good attorney should be able to help you mitigate both the nature of the charges as well as the long-term consequences. Be aware that a domestic assault conviction will cause you to lose the right to possess firearms, if that is something that is important to you.
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