Hello, and in advance thanks to anyone ,who replies.
My Charges are as follows.
California Penal Code 273.5 Spousal Abuse with Injury
A week ago my wife and I were at a party and got into an argument,drove home arguing, went in the house and continued to argue. We had both been drinking although I was by far more intoxicated. we were both yelling pretty loud and in each others faces, my wife was blocking my way into either of our 2 bathroom and I told her I had to pee, but everytime I attempted to go into the bathroom she would block my way, so I told her if you dont move I am gonna stand here and pee on your leg, she refused so I peed on here leg, That in turn made her so angry that she hit me several times, during which I hit her open hand on the side of the head causing her to fall and strike the door jam leaving a bump on her left forehead, we argued for a few more minutes and she ran out of our apartment. after a few minutes i grabbed my keys and went to look for her, she saw me driving around and, she felt threatened I guess and called the police.
To be 100% honest I do not totally remember everything from that night
I was on the phone to my mom who had called me because my wife called her after the cops, Whenthe police showed up, 1 male and 1 female officer. They took me into custody, without any struggle. and interviewed me, I told the male officer my story and the female went to interview my wife. she came back told the male officer what my wife said and they placed my in thier patrol car, at all times while I was in custody I acted calm and courtious, which is stated in the police report. they then both went to speak with my wife for less than 5 minutes came back and stated they were arresting me for felony spousal abouse California Penal Code 273.5. I went to jail and was processed, I spent 16 hrs in jail before my wife bailed me out.
My wife told me she didnt want me to go to jail, but to just leave for the night because she was scared our fight would escalate further. She did not press the charges, the DA will be doing that, I have yet to contact a attorney, although I will be doing that on monday, My wife admitted in the police report she hit me first, but i went to jail because she had a visible injury.
We got the police report and there we several unaccurate statments in it.
1. The female officer was never mentioned
2.The female officer interviewed my wife, but in the report thae male officer states he did the full investgation. my wife says he asked her 2 questions, do you need an ambulance and do you have any weapons in the house,
3. it states my miranda rights were read to me and I waived them, I was never read those rights.
Also my wife states that the police searched our house, every drawer and closet. with our her permision they didnt even ask first.
They also confinscated 5 of my hunting rifles.
I have NO criminal history.
I am a Paramedic in the city,where this took place. I am concerned as too what might or will happen, a felony I lose my license automaticly, a misdemenor i might lose it anyways.
My wife is planning to refuse to testify agianst me.
We are trying to work things out,
This has never happened before.
I am trying to quit drinking right now 7 days sober.
any advice would be wonderful