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Domestic violence in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor, which carries up to a year in jail. Most plea bargain offers are six months or more on probation for a first offense, assuming that the victim agrees. In addition, most courts require anger management classes. There can also be a fine and it is usually three thousand dollars but can be up to six thousand dollars.
If a warrant was issued and you were arrested then it is likely you were already charged. You would thus be waiting on your first court appearance at which you will enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. If you plead not guilty the judge will then set a hearing date.
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Sometimes it's extremely difficult and other times it isn't hard at all. It depends on what evidence is there. With self defense, witnesses are great evidence as well as the medical reports. The reports of the sheriff's office will also be helpful, as long as you have a good lawyer who can use the reports to prove that the sheriff's office didn't do their job to protect you.
The victim doesn't actually have to "press charges", it can be done by the police or the Distract Attorney.
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The witnesses will certainly help as will the fact that it occurred at your home. That makes it much easier to prove self defense.
The biggest thing with getting no jail time is it being your first offense.
Then probation is likely, particularly if you also have a claim of self defense.