Q: Convicted of battery against a cohabitant. My attorney didn’t fight my case well with the information she had. Help!!!
My boyfriend, who is still my boyfriend, got drunk one night. We had plans but he blew them off so I locked him out. He was always leaving his key at home. He told the police that I beat him up and even though he was highly intoxicated, he had a buddy of his backing up his story. This particular friend of his is a meth user and not a credible witness. My boyfriend testified that I did not actually hit him but he was tired and angry that I wouldn’t let him in or even help him up off the ground. I was yelling at him to get off of the pavement and hitting the bottom of his shoes with his cane. The meth-head neighbor said he saw me “beating on him with his cane” and because Lucas (my boyfriend) was drunk he went along with it. He had been drinking with Corey (meth-head neighbor) the last few hours. I didn’t even believe my boyfriend on the stand and I KNEW he was telling the truth. He just seemed awkward maybe? I told my attorney that Corey was a meth-user but she did not even ask him…
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