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from ont.canada.husband and i had an argument over phone.he came home.i ignored him.he yelled at me for leaving him an angry cell phone message.i swore at him nad walked upstairs to my bedroom.he followed angrily.i went into the bathroom and tried shutting the door.he wouldn't let me.he physically barred the doorway so i couldn't get out.i am 5'3 and he 6'1.he was raving mad,pointing his finger down at me and yelling at me.i was very scared.i felt threatened.i just wanted to get out.i felt trapped.i managed to get out of the bathroom and go into my bedroom.again he folllowed me insisting that iwas going to hear him out.i kept telling him to just leave me alone.he then physically barred me into my walk in closet.i kept pushing at him to try to free myself.i pushed through we struggled and his glasses got knocked off.he went into the bathroom after that.more angry words were said.just as i was leaving my bedroom he came charging out of the bathroom at me i just threw my arm in front of me to get him away from me.i ended up hitting his nose.it was a blind hit.i was intending to hurt him.just get him away from me.i just wanted to leave.i was very scared.i felt threatened and feared for my safety.he called 911.the police came,saw that his nose had been bleeding,and a scratch on his face.we both don't know how that scratch got there.i was arrested with assault.i am pleading not guilty.i was not engaging in a battle,just a blind hit to stave him off of me and get out.i was very frightened and frantic.the officer told my husband that the judge might drop the charges depending on what we do from now until the court case.what r the chances that the judge will not find me guilty.i am afraid that if i get a record how will i support my 3 children.if i am sentenced guilty, what will the sentence be?what will be my punishment?please advise



I am also in Ontario, and have been suffering with an abusive husband for many years. We decided to separate and he turned nasty during this. He started swearing and yelling at me and calling me names one night, and so I ended up slapping him in the face. He then called police and had me arrested. I was so upset and have never felt so humiliated in my life. I now have a restraining order and cannot see him. He has the children and is fighting me for custody. He has admitted to provocation and this will go against him in court.
The lawyer says the case will be dropped because of his admission and also based on the history of the marraige. One thing I would like to say to you is, dont worry too much! You hit him in self defense and you are not guilty. I am not guilty because it was also self defense due to provocation.
Let me know how it goes and I will keep you informed also.

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