He and his girlfriend got into a fight last night, and he's in jail for domestic violence now.
How long will he stay in jail? Court is tomorrow, by the way. What can I expect?
Most Helpful Guy
It depends on the facts of the case and if he has a real lawyer he's paying for who will actually fight for him, or if he is being cheap by using a public defender who will tell him to just plead guilty to anything that remotely looks better than the original charge.
If this is the USA even a misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence will include nation wide lifetime losses of certain constitutional rights (such as a permanent 2A rights ban), and as such he will have some limitations on job opportunities or professions he can go into.
Hopefully he's being smart by hiring a criminal defense attorney.0
Most Helpful Girl
Typically it's a mandatory 24 hour cooling off period.
If that girlfriend has any wits about her she'll drop him and his family immediately and get the hell out of dodge.
And if he really did commit domestic violence (law in many places state domestic violence call = mandatory arrest) then he'll likely do it again and if I were you, I'd avoid him.0