Front Royal, VA asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia

Q: My boyfriend, father of my child, child is 10 years old, has been charged with malicious wounding. There is a video

From home security that shows him trying to get my phone because he seen a message on my phone to another man. We have been together for 12 years. I went to hospital 2 days later and have 2 broken ribs and a dislocated rib. He had been drinking and acted in the heat of the moment. Will he get out on bond and Can I get charges reduced. He helps financially and not only do I miss him but his son does also. Our son was not home when this happened. I sent the video and hospital results to a friend. Who then took it to and showed it tomy family. My family made a complaint and the prosecutor charged him with malicious wounding..

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Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Spotsylvania , VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Speak to the prosecutor about wanting him home and the charge being reduced. The problem is, the prosecutor won’t want to risk your BF hurting you again or your son.

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: These charges are serious and I advise going in with an attorney. Your boyfriend needs counsel immediately and you need to stop making statements about what happened, just in case the prosecution is able to find a way to use them. Many lawyers in the local area offer free consultations and can help you determine what the potential outcomes will be.I agree with Ms. Fremit that the prosecution will be hesitant to release your boyfriend based on your injuries, however it will depend on his record and other factors. Get him an attorney to help with bond and ultimately any defenses he may have in regard to your case. Good luck.

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