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Hello, thank you for the question.
What province are you in? When did this happen?
OK, can you tell me more about what happened? Don't use details that can identify you.
You can't withdraw a statement without risk to yourself, but you can change the statement.
Have criminal charges been laid?
If no criminal charges are being laid then you have nothing to worry about. If you change your story or follow up, the police might think that charges should be laid.
I think you should leave this alone and your boyfriend should consider himself lucky he's not in jail. I hope he's sufficiently warned not to get physical anymore.
Anything else about this to discuss?
Technically, no. There's no restraining order or anything in place or you'd have been given paperwork.
I think that the police are trying to tell your boyfriend that they could have charged him but they didn't.
If you wanted to be most careful, you could follow up with the police thanking them for their intervention and advising that you two are in counselling together. But that should be true before you tell them.
Maybe counselling is a good thing. When couples get into physical fights after drinking, that's a real warning sign.
Does that make sense?
I know you want me to tell you that it's ok to be together. I can't promise that.
If the same police sees you together, and wants to charge him for what happened two weeks ago, the charge could be still laid. I'd find that very unusual but I can't promise that it won't happen.
Maybe you should contact the officer, as I suggested, thanking him or her and reporting that you're in counselling and asking if there's going to be any legal trouble if you're seen together in public. The officer will most likely say that if he steps out of line again they'll charge him to the fullest extent of the law.
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