Q: If Already On Misdemeanor Probation For M1 DV Does Catching A Second One Mean Serious Time? If Only A Small Bite Mark ?
My Boyfriend Was Already On Misdemeanor Probation For A Previous Dv He Caught Against Me Last Summer. We Slowly But Surely Started Messing Around Again after the First Incident Happened. Well Like Exactly A Year Later We Got Into An Argument Because He Sold Something That He Had Bought For Me, Angry I Smashed His Phone ( since I paid for it ) He Then Tried To Break Mine. While Having Tugga War Over The Phone I Ordered Him Out Of My House And Threatened To Call Cops He Then Left A Small Bite Mark On My Arm And Fled. I Called Cops They Took Pictures Of the Bite Mark Is He Looking At Serious Time?
A: It depends on the terms of his probation and the duration of the first protection order. Once you filed the complaint, it is ultimately up to the State of Ohio if they wish to proceed.
A: There's a lot of variables here. Most important of course is whether he is convicted, but which court he is in can have a huge impact on the likelihood of jail time for this. His history matters too. Jail time is not a certainty, but it also isn't unlikely. One thing is for sure, he needs to get an attorney.
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