What would happen to my boyfriend after he assaulted a police officer? 10 Answers as of June 18, 2015My boyfriend and I got in an argument at a hotel last night. He trashed the hotel causing $1,400 of damage. He was drunk. The police were called and when they arrested him he head butted the woman officer. He is being held in the police station. What is going to happen to him?
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
At this time, it is difficult to know specifically what will happen. In all likelihood, your boyfriend will be held for at least 72 hours and he will be notified of the bail amount after 72 hours before a Judge. If he can post bail, (might need the assistance of a bail bondsman) he will be released from custody, otherwise he will remain in custody. From there, the State/City will decide what charges, if any, to file against him and he will be required to appear in Court. Your BF can be charged with either a felony or a misdemeanor and potentially multiple charges.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
He will probably be charged with assault on a police officer which is usually filed as a felony, not mention other charges such as vandalism, destruction of property, disorderly conduct, being drunk in public, etc. he needs to hire the most experienced criminal defense attorney he can afford.
Answer Applies to: California
Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
He likely has been charged with first or second degree assault on a peace officer, a serious felony with prison consequences. He needs a lawyer. If he cannot afford one, he should get a public defender and cooperate with him or her.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
Probable charges: Domestic violence with you... max jail time 1 year and $5,000.00 fine; malicious mischief/damage to property.... max penalty 90 days in jail and a $1,000.00 fine; assaulting a police officer... if he broke her nose, he could be looking at a felony.
Answer Applies to: Washington