Q: My friend just went to jail for assault by strangulation in the presence of a child. Will he go to prison first offence?
A: That is difficult to say. The charge you describe is a serious felony, so, if the DA charges him with that, prison would be a potential sentence. That is not to say that he will go to prison, but it is a serious charge that will require he have a criminal defense attorney representing him. I recommend that your friend contact a criminal defense attorney immediately!
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