Whats the punishment for a person dealing with a first offense of domestic abuse battery charge? 1 Answers as of May 16, 2011

My boyfriend bust my lip on march26,2011 and was arrested. I told his attorney I wanted to drop the charges. Yesterday made 45days he's been in there and yesterday they accepted the case what are the consequences for first time offense for domestic abuse battery?

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Once law enforcement become involved in domestic disputes, it is generally no longer possible to 'drop the charges' against the defendant. This is because domestic violence is a crime against the state and the victim becomes merely a witness for the state. Since the charges have been accepted you can expect that the matter will likely go to trial. The penalties for first conviction domestic abuse battery are: Fines of $300-$1000 Jail time of 10 days - 6 months There are provisions allowing for the suspension of a sentence in return for probation in some instances.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 5/16/2011
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