My question involves criminal law for the state of: Indiana
My now ex boyfriend has a drinking problem and violent tendencies. In April, his first incident with the police resulted in the disorderly conduct/public intoxication. He was angry with me for not letting him drive his truck while drunk. He became violent by shoving me, shaking me, and biting my hand. He broke my phone so I couldn't call the police. I ended up using a neighbor's phone to call the police. He was in jail for disorderly conduct and public intoxication, but nothing about domestic battery.
Fast forward two months, we had an argument. I left. He got an OWI with a BAC over .15 and was arrested. His parents, who live in Idaho, called me to tell me and at first wanted to let him sit. Then they asked me to bail him out so he won't lose his job and trades apprenticeship. I did. The judge told him to quit drinking and he told me he would. I stayed with him figuring I could help him. Then he started drinking again.
End of June, in an argument over his drinking he shoved me, slapped me, and almost suffocated me by having his hand over my mouth to make me stop crying. Again, he tried to prevent me from calling the police. I managed to get away. The police helped me move my stuff out that night and did not arrest him or do any paperwork that I remember.
My question is: Is it too late to file charges for domestic battery for the second incident? He retained a lawyer after the OWI. If I do file charges for domestic battery, how likely with all three charges pending will he receive jail time and/or counseling for alcoholism and anger management? If the prosecutor does pursue charges, what is the process going to be like for me?
I don't hate him, but he does need help. There are two reasons why I want to do this. One, I don't want him to do the same thing to the next woman. Two, him getting the help he needs will give me a feeling of closure.