How can I get off a domestic assault charge?

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How can I get off a domestic assault charge?

I was charge with class 1 misdemeanor. I had a small fight with my husband and we both were really angry at each other so he called the cops thinking it would calm both of us down but I was so angry at the fact he even called the cops that I said a lot of things that I shouldnt have to the police. I told them I hit my husband when I didn’t. I also told him I was going to hurt myself if they didn’t take me away. Stupid me. I said things out of anger. Spent about 3-4 hours in jail before my husband came and bail me out.

Asked on August 6, 2012 under Criminal Law, Virginia

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The best way to try and resolve the challenging situation that you are in is to consult with a criminal defense attorney. Potentially the court may agree to place you on court probation for a certain period of time where you take an anger management class and do community service work. If successful, then the charge may end up being dismissed against you.


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