What is the name of your state? Washington
Here is my situation. I have been with my fiancee Krystal for 4 yrs. I was laid off and things have been generally going bad for a couple months. We had been getting in shouting matches pretty frequently. We had started going to counseling and i was diagnosed with depression which I am now taking medication for.
Now the other day I was charged with a DV assault in the fourth degree. Now I never hit her or put any marks on her. What happened was we got in a fight she started to become hysterical, we were yelling and someone had called the police and when they showed up I was holding and hugging her trying to get her to calm down. The police saw this as assault I guess because she was pushing away from me and yelling at me. Now I spent the night in jail and was charged with the 4th degree assault charge and a no contact order was issued.
I have no prior criminal record at all and I am 23 yrs old. Now I was just wondering what sort of sentence I would be looking at for a first time offense. But the biggest problem is we both still want to continue our counseling after we have a decent amount of time apart. But we cannot even see each other until all this business is done and and the no contact order is lifted. Any advice would be much appreciated short of telling me to leave her.