My question involves criminal law for the state of: California.
This is kind of scary. I just bailed out of jail after 18 hours of hell and I am freaking out.
my charge is 243 (E)(1)PC
There is a girl I have been dating for about a month. She came to visit me at my hotel in the city and we went out for drinks. After it got late I was tired and went to sleep in my room. She came in 1 hour later really drunk, woke me up and started yelling and throwing things saying that i was no fun and yadda yadda so i kicked her out of the room but she wouldnt leave so i pushed her out with one hand on her middle back and on hand on her hip. I pulled her to the door, pushed her out (not hard, she didnt fall or anything) and closed the door, climbed back in bed and went to sleep. A little while later the cops busted in and dragged me out of bed and took me to jail for domestic violence. They took pictures of us both at the hotel (no marks, bruises or anything on either of us) and she went back to the room while i spent an agonizing night and the next day in jail. Im hoping she will not pursue this but I have a court date in about a month. I cant afford an attorney and will plead not guilty. Also im pretty sure she wont pursue this or even show up to a trial. My question is, if she drops the case or doesnt press charges, will i go free? what sort of sentence am I looking at? can i sue her for false accusations? Thank you very very much!
also, I have no prior record except DUI about 6 years ago., hell I've never even been in a fight before.