Ok, so this month I got slapped with a Domestic Battery with Strangulation charge in Florida. Apparently, this charge is a felony.
Summary of incident:
In the process of dropping off my daughter to my wife I asked her for a divorce. Now, to put this situation in perspective:
We have been separated for over a year and now have a girlfriend who I have been in a serious relationship with. Since the beginning, my wife has shown immense signs of jealousy to myself, my new girlfriend, and my family.
When the altercation occurred, I was dropping off my daughter. I asked my wife for a divorce in which she refused to pay any bit of it. Fine. However, after dropping my daughter off and taking a shower to get to work, a officer from the Sheriff's office came to make the arrest on me.
1) She claims I strangled her and apparently has marks on her which the officer took pictures of.
2) She claims in the report that there is a "history" of domestic violence (I haven't even been with her in over a year).
3) The next day during my appearance to the judge she claimed she already wanted to drop the charges (In State of FL, it is apparent the victim cannot drop charges only the state)
4) During the hearing, my mother was next to her and no marks were on her around her neck. She apparently wore a halter top to the appearance.
I want to know what are the possibilities of this actually being dropped. I have never been arrested before and this is my first offense; also, she claims that there was a history of violence and apparently lied on the report as to what her address is.
This false accusation can have severe implications for me. I am a dental student and a conviction of this can kiss my entire future goodbye along with having a hard time getting employment in even the most mundane of places. Also, she has stated that she will not cooperate with the prosecution such as refusing to go to court to testify.