What would happen to my boyfriend after he assaulted a police officer? 10 Answers as of June 18, 2015

My 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?

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
I suspect that he will be forwarded to prison for 2-4 years. SO, you can get a new alcoholic boyfriend.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 6/18/2015
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
Replied: 6/16/2015
Chambers Law Firm
Chambers Law Firm | Dan E. Chambers
Probably some jail time, several hundred dollars worth of fines and probation. He should hire an attorney to help him.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/16/2015
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
Replied: 6/16/2015
Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD
Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD | Mace Yampolsky
He may be charged with felony assault on a police officer.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 6/15/2015
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    He will be charged with Assault 3, punishable with 364 days in jail and $5,000 fine. He will also be charged for destruction of property. Being drunk is no defense to the charges.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/15/2015
    Law Office of Darin Kanfer | Darin J. Kanfer
    Depending on what he is charged with, he could get hail time with probation that could include alcohol/drug testing and mental health counseling.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/15/2015
    Ksicinski
    Ksicinski | Paul Ksicinski
    He will most likely be charged with at least one criminal charge, one of which is possibly a felony. He better get a lawyer right away to protect all his rights!
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 6/15/2015
    Connell-Savela
    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
    Replied: 6/15/2015
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    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
    Replied: 6/15/2015
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