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He has a record of previous DUI's when he was younger, but nothing that is domestic violence. I feel really terrible about calling the cops, but I didn't know another route to go. He is a full time hard working 28 year old with 2 jobs, and he is a full time student working on his second degree. I know this sounds like every other "battered" woman, but I know that he would never hurt me if he wasn't drunk. Is there anyway that them looking into his previous record and recognizing that he was drunk when this happened that he could get off the hook with just talking alcohol classes? Also how long will it be before the no contact order is lifted? Will this impact him on receiving future student loan money? I thought that "cops" were supposed to be helpful, and I call them for help and they end up ruining my life. Why don't I have a say in anything that is about me? If I really thought he would be abusive to me, I would not have been living with him for 2 years and being very close to him for more than half of my life. Aren't these details they should pay attention to? If he gets an attorney, is his fighting a case against me or the state?
I was able to find the prosecuting attorney's website with email. I think I will send him an email now, and follow up with a call on Tuesday. I am trying everything I can to stop this from going through. I would much rather prefer him to receive anger management classes or alcohol abuse classes rather than this. Thank you for all of your help.
I got the no contact order lifted. He did get 2 class A misdemeanors for domestic battery and interference with reporting a crime. Are there anychances for the 2 misdemeanors to be dropped? Do you believe they will order classes for his drinking problem and anger management and make him replace the things that he broke? How do these cases usually turn out?
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