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Did you tell the officers that he hit you, or hurt you in any way? Did you give any statement to them? If so, what did you say?
OK. There are a few things you can do.
First, go to the police and tell them that you want to add to your statement, and then include the part about you not being in the room. Second, go to the DA"s office and tell them that you want to drop charges (they may ask you to complete an affidavit of non-prosecution). Keep in mind that the DA doesn't have to drop charges just because you ask to, but it's usually a consideration. Third, go to your husband's lawyer (if he has one already) and tell them the same story, and that you've already visited the police and DA.
I understand that, but you can still tell the DA that you would like charges dropped. They will take that into consideration since you are the "victim."
Yes. Like I said above, you need to talk to the DA and tell them you want to drop charges. It may get the case dropped now. I doubt, however, that it will reduce his bond since the judge sets the bond and they usually have standard amounts they use for every charge.
If they are dropped, there won't be a bond.
It can't hurt to write out the statement. It isn't necessary, but if it will make you feel more comfortable, I see no issue with it.
You'd have to wait until the morning. The DA's office is only open 8-5. You need to go to the police tomorrow, as well.
It is really important to clear up those facts - that you weren't in the room and that you didn't fear for your safety. In most cases like this, the police just arrest someone to calm things down. Unless someone is injured, DA's don't typically hold on tight to cases like this. That's just been my experience.
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It shouldn't. It's not a crime to throw your own things in your own house, so long as you aren't throwing them at someone else. It's also not a crime to get angry.