Hi. I live in Michigan. My boyfriend and I had a fight a couple weeks ago and he was arrested for domestic violence. (my lip was bleeding) He had scratches from me tho. Can I have the charges against him dropped? I do not want him in any trouble. After some deep thought, I realized that he didn't hit me, my own hand hit me during a struggle! I need to know ASAP about the charges being dropped. Thank you!
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Hi, I have a question. First of all, I live in Michigan. Approximately 2 weeks ago, my boyfriend and I got into a pretty bad argument, and I ended up calling the police. One reason for doing that was because he had been drinking most of the day, and sometimes I never quite know how his state of mind will be during that particular time. To make a long story short, we had been arguing and it was getting pretty heated. I ended up with a bleeding lip, so I called the police. When they got here, I told them that he had hit me. He had never done it before, and we had been together 4 years. He ended up going to jail for domestic violence, even tho he had scratches on him from me. I never filled out the "my side of the story report" from the police. And actually what had happened, during my hysteria, was that I was screaming in his face while pointing my finger in his face. He grabbed my hand, I pulled it away very hard, he lightened his grip, and my own hand is what had actually hit me! But I was furious with him over some personal things, and my recollection of the events were somewhat skewed. He is currently out of jail on a $500 bond, with one of the conditions being that he does not contact me. He will go to court in a couple weeks to see the judge again, and I assume he will see the prosecutor first and come up with some sort of deal. The question is, I do not want to press any charges whatsoever, and I do not even want him in any trouble. I want this whole stupid thing dropped!! Do I have any say in any of this? Can I ask that it be dropped? I didn't want him to get into any trouble that night, I kinda just wanted to scare him a little and have him just go to sleep. I had no idea they would just take him to jail!! Please let me know what you think. Thank you!)
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