Philadelphia, PA asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania

Q: If in my statement I said that my husband choked me but i could still breathe, but really i was nervous when I wrote

That, and he only grabbed me and let go immediately, what do I do? If i recant my statement its like i lied and technically i didnt because choking means you cant breathe at all. He has a defense attorney but im scared he'll get jail time. What can I do? If I tell the DA the real story they could still use my statement against him and he shouldnt of gotten strangulation felony. Can the felony be dropped to a misdemeanor or even completely go away?

1 Lawyer Answer
NiaLena Caravasos
NiaLena Caravasos
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: You should not be discussing this in a public forum. You need to consult privately with a criminal lawyer.

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