My question involves criminal law for the state of: SC
This past November my fiancÚ and I had a bad argument. No one touched anyone throughout it but my older daughter was present and got upset so she called her grandfather. Eventually her grandmother (my mother) was called, by me and she called the police. The officers arrive and one spoke to my fiancÚ the other spoke with me. As he spoke with me he noticed my fingernail was partially torn (I have long natural nails) I told him it must've gotten torn when my fiancÚ grabbed my cell phone and that it was nothing serious and kept talking to him about the incident. This leads to my fiancÚ getting arrested for cdv minor assault due to my fingernail which I found completely absurd. The officer then tells me after they arrest him that if I didn't let him photograph my nail I would be arrested for obstruction. So I allowed him as I have two children and I couldn't go to jail that night also and have them be taken. My fiancÚ was released ROR and has a court date on the coming Wednesday. However I have also recieved a summons to appear at this court date. My fiancÚ was told by his public defender that if I do not appear his charges can get dropped. He has no prior criminal record and was in the Navy since graduating high school, recently ERB out last year September. I also have no record and am unfamiliar with the legal process. I need to know if I should ignore the summons or will I be arrested for failure to appear. I have no desire to help the DA and I have already filled out a drop slip with the solicitor office. I have consulted with one other local defense attorney and he said if I was not issued a subpoena that I should not appear. Will my showing up guarantee he gets convicted? Confused and need advice quickly. Also this is not a witness summons. It is a summons identical to the summons my fiancÚ recieved the only difference is my name is on this one which I find strange because if he is the defendant and I am the alleged victim why would I receive the same type of summons as if I am being charged with something too.