Atwater, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: I was assaulted and in my own self defence was set up by my ex abusive boyfriend on video tap

I was the one who was originally hit .beaten .threatened .and was in fear of my life and who was the victim of him holding a knife too my throat

He would not get out of my vehicle after repeated verbal attempts

Made by me.and as a result I physically assaulted him do to fear and self defense

He refused so I was in fear and

Wanting him out

He then video recorded me on his android cell phone (which I was completely unaware and did not give permission for him too legally do such act)

He then flipped it around on me

When police arrived

He was calm .rational.etc

And I was hysterical.upset.crying.etc

And he then proceeded too show the police officers the "so called alleged video recording of me threatening his life and brandishing a fire arm and knife )which is false

I then was placed under arrest

And taken in too police custody

Was not read my Miranda rights

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2 Lawyer Answers

William Mihrtad Paparian

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you were acting in self-defense you cannot be convicted of felony domestic violence. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Dale S. Gribow

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: contact an experienced criminal lawyer asap............and do not talk to police...........you have probably said to much already.

were you fingerprint on knife or gun?

weapons could lead to prison time but without all the facts it is hard to say

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