Q: How can someone 'prove' self-defense when the person who assualted you lies saying they never hit me and filed charges?
On a sunday evening my girlfriend struck me without warning and without our voices being raised, I instinctively responded and had struck her and put her on her back AFTER she blind-sided me. She had hit me again and i returned the punch and rolled off her and repeatredly told her to leave. 2 days later she got arrested for stealing a puppy from local pet store. 3 days after that (5 days after incident) i get arrested for aggravated assualt domestic violence because she had gotten pulled over and charges with DUS and while at the police station lied to the officer saying i struck her without any reason and neglected to mention she struck me first. I spent a week in jail before bonding out. She has emailed the states attorney saying i never 'chocked' her as the officer said in his affidavit. In fact his entire statement is full of lies when comparing it to the body cam footage I had been given in the discovery. My first court appointed attorney refused to file motion to dismiss.
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