Yes. There is nothing wrong with that. Many times a domestic violence intervention worker in some counties will fill out the paperwork for you to sign. Keep in mind that you are signing the document under oath. Make sure the content is correct before signing it.
Asst. D.A. approached all defendants w/o attys. At court date and got most with misdemeanors to sign. Some had bailed out,they were not eligible for free atty,even when destitute n family had pooled money and bailed out the defendant.
If you hire a lawyer, sometimes you can get a deferred sentence. It's like a suspended sentence EXCEPT at the end of the probation, the case is dismissed and the record expunged. Because the case is dismissed, there is no conviction.
Police were called by third party who witnessed and they gave statements saying they saw the abuse. Victim confirmed abuse but no arrest was made that night, victim left to stay with extended family. This also took place in front of their minor child
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