What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Tennessee
Hello, thanks for taking the time to read this
I recently became involved in an assault/domestic assault. My baby's mother, whom lives with me, had been talking to a customer from work for about 3 weeks. I found out about him and that she had went on a date with him and became enraged.
I was picking my daughter up from where she works and right as I was leaving, I seen him pull into the parking lot. I got out and said his name and confronted him about seeing and talking to her. I ended up pushing him in the chest several times and during this my baby's mother grabbed me from behind to try and seperate us and suprised me. I incidently knocked her down when I went to shake her arms off me.
Finally I went to run and tackle him but I slipped in the grass. As I tried to get back up, he got down behind me and put me quickly into a choke hold from behind. I couldn't shake him off, so I tried punching backwards to hit him in the head, telling him to get off my neck. He kept proceeding to keep me in the choke hold, so I used one hand to reach back and choke him till he findly let go and grabbed my pinky finger and yanked it to the side, injuring it. Finally as we come up from wrestling, I got one punch in and then proceeded to leave the scene like they were telling me to.
I called my baby's mothers phone and the police answered. They wanted me to come back to the scene to get my statement, but I didn't from fearing they'd arrest me right then. They put a warrant out and I was arrested that night from my home.
I am just wanting to ask if I should be really worried. What do you think the penalty will be? Supposedly the guy isn't wanting to press charges and is gonna say he understands why I attacked him. Me and my baby's mother are staying together and she is going to say her falling down was obviously an accident.
It is my first offense and I dont want to show up looking stupid or end up being sent to jail.
Any information would be great!