Okay, thank you.What is he looking at
A first conviction of domestic violence for an act of physical violence or attempted physical violence is a misdemeanor
of the first degree
, punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
However, this is in the worst case scenario
.What are the possible outcomes
He is likely to be offered deferred prosecution
, which is a type of program that ends in non-conviction if he takes a few anger classes, does community service, and stays out of trouble. See here
for a good explanation.what can I do
You may wish to bail him out if this has not already been done, and to have him begin attending anger management classes HIMSELF without a Court
order, which would look very good to the prosecutor, who may agree to deferred adjudication. Likely, this matter will settle in a plea bargain, and the prosecutor will offer a favorable plea deal because this is a minor matter in the end, and they have much "bigger fish" to which they want to allocate resources.
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