He may be looking at a felony charge. Stitches mean they could allege GBI. He needs to speak with a lawyer.
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It certainly is possible. The accidental nature of the injury is not uncommon, but it will be tough for the DA to believe him or you regarding this because of his past history. I strongly urge your boyfriend to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who regularly appears in the courthouse at issue.
A "head butt" that resulted in 12 stitches and you still call him your boyfriend? Yep, he'll be doing some time and he may even pick up a felony strike. Time to find a new boyfriend, this one is bad news.
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