How doI get my husband off of a thirdoffense domestic abuse charge?

My husband is being charged but he didn’t hit me, yet I said he that did. He was out of control. He had an heart attack and they gave him morphine that sent him spiralling down hill (he’s an ex-addict). They say that he became chemically unbalanced; he just couldn’thandle the prescribed meds. He was acting out of control so the police were called to our home. He’s a good man. I don’t want him convicted wrongfully. He didn’t hit me. I don’t know what to do I’m on a lot of meds myself because my illness so I due dramatize.

Asked on March 8, 2011 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Ok, so what you did by dramatizing is generally known as giving a false report to a police officer.  So expect that when you fee up to the dramatization you yourself may indeed by locked up with your husband.  I would strongly suggest that you seek help from an attorney as soon as you possibly can.  DO NOT go to the police yourself and volunteer information without someone there who can buffer the consequences.  Explain to him or her what you explained here and the causes of the erratic behaviour.  Maybe he or she can help with both matters.  And maybe he or she can suggest a program that the court will look favorably upon to enroll in.  Good luck.


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