posted on Sep, 7 2016 @ 08:21 PM
I'm not a lawyer, nor am I a family court expert, but in my experience family court (and housing court) and other courts of this type, have a lot of
safeguards set up to protect the individual.
There's usually a floating attorney who works for the court. He/she will ensure that you understand what's going on, if you don't have
representation, and point you in the direction of how to get it if you need it.
It sounds like you were speaking to such a person during your court appearance.
Although you could get a public defender, or even handle this matter yourself, I recommend finding a lawyer. Just look up family court lawyers in
your area, and keep calling till you find one you like. Also seek out one who just charges flat fees for court appearances and preparing
briefs/motions. It won't break the bank. And you'll get a better outcome.
It sounds like you'll get out of this with court mandated anger management. Had you gotten a lawyer involved from the jump you probably could have
avoided even that. You still may.
And whatever agreement you come to. Follow through with it to the letter. Dot all the "i's" cross all the "t's".
Finally, this "boyfriend" who had you arrested, get them out of your life immediately. No confrontations, no discussions, no explanations. Just
pretend they don't exist. People who bring the law into a personal relationship will do it again. And it will get worse.
This person is a threat to your personal liberty. They are like a raging fire or an open manhole cover. Something that cannot be reasoned with.
Something you just avoid.
edit on 7-9-2016 by Moresby because: (no reason given)