First let me say it is my fault I fell for the trap . I have a young lady in my building I befriended and yes I am married when the friendship started to become more that what I wanted I tried to end it with threats of telling my wife Lies which of course I did not want . The lady would ring my door bell and run down the stairs I informed Police and my building cops only to be told there's was nothing they could do since she wasn't there when they got there. The lady would wait out side for me in the mourning when i would go to work and began stalking my wife after see told her " my wife we had and were having a affair . She also spat in my face and hit me which i reported to my complex cops .I tried getting a restraining order but they told me no go to mediation . which we did and i beg for her to leave me alone . a week later she started ringing my bell again . One day at 6:00 am she did this i had enough i got dressed went down to here door bang told her to stay away she lunged at me i knocked her hand a way and then she chased me down the hall . I filed a report but the police went to her first. I was not arrested but told to stay away which i have been trying to do . I have recordings and reports with this lady stalking me . but was arrested 20 days later for 3rd degree assault . To be honest I am scared cause i know a man will almost always lose when it come s to this type of situation , like i said i have no record and the arresting detective told me i am a good guy she is just crazy and is not going to be happy till she has or ruins me . with the reports and tapes and by the way she calls the police on me every day trying to build up her case what should i do and do i need to make plans for jail time ? I just want to be prepared for the worse the officer that took the complaint said she had a red mark on her arm and being dramatic but that was she does thanks for the help and I know my fault all around .
for the next week she had a ace bandage on her arm looking for sympathy from people in the building . so my question is what exactly is 3rd degree assault and what is the penalty ?