My partner found that I had contacted an ex, and slapped and shoved me out of rage. I left the apartment but did not report it. I called my friend, and she Facebook messaged my girlfriend, reprimanding her for hitting me and suggesting I commit suicide. My girlfriend replied, admitting that she had slapped me and "lost control." I have a screenshot printed of the entire exchange. Later, I returned home to show her my phone and talk, and when she wouldn't return my phone I attempted to retrieve it and she threw it. I retrieved it and left the apartment. We were both screaming. She filed a report claiming I grabbed her wrists and pinned her down (untrue). I returned to the apartment the following morning when she was gone, and the police came and arrested me. She has provided proof that she has a sprained wrist (I was unclear at my arraignment whether they are saying one or both), and I'm being charged with physical assault. I plan to provide the screenshot of her admitting that she struck me, but did not provide it at my 2nd arraignment because now, foolishly, I got my car from the parking lot of our apartment after my release, because a cop wasn't available for a civic standby for hours, and my girlfriend's mother (who is a legal point of contact for us under the no contact order), talked me into just getting my bags from my car since they were too heavy for her to carry down the street. I was sleep deprived and desperate to keep my job, and did so. So now, although I have a good bit of evidence to explain a sprained wrist (the meat of her hand near wrist struck my cheekbone, although there are no marks left), I am scared to use it because they might retaliate, and tell about the technical no-contact break. Is there anything I can do here? Should I provide this evidence?
JA: Have charges been filed? Is there a prior criminal record
Customer: The only thing prior was a physical control (non-driving evidence of alcohol charge in 2012). At my second arraignment my paperwork says gross misdemeanor
physical assault. Also, I forgot to mention, she has a text of me saying I was intoxicated when I returned and the phone thing happened.
JA: In what state did this occur?
Customer: Washington State
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: nothing I can think of now.