Criminal Law/assault


I am pregnant and was recently assaulted by my husbands ex wife in the stomach area. I yelled at her not to dare touch me again and that i will call the police. I later filed a police report, she did too, claiming i shoved her first and she pushed me in self defense which was a total lie. Either way, we were both charged with disorderly conduct. Hers were dropped eventually, and one of mine was converted to an assault charge i believe by her, since she pressed charges recently. AM i still able to press charges for assault since she assaulted me that day too???  If so, how do i go about pressing assault charges????  Also, is it me that has to press charges or is this the prosecutor that does this?



This is a classic "he said/she said" unless the other woman has a witness to corroborate her story over yours. I would surmise both complaints will be dismissed unless there is something we aren't aware of.

However, although a major inconvenience (and expense), you need to get an attorney to file a response to this. If you qualify, you can get court appointed counsel.

No matter how minor a misdemeanor it is, you do not want the conviction on your record.

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Kevin M. Tamez serves as one of the most senior and experienced consultants at The MPM Group, Inc. During more than 27 years of both state and federal law enforcement experience, Mr. Tamez held supervisory roles with state law enforcement as well as senior management positions with the U.S. Department of Justice - serving in both domestic as well as foreign posts. In addition to his extensive foreign operational experience, Mr. Tamez is a court adjudicated expert in most Title 18 and Title 21 complex criminal, undercover, and electronic (Title III) intercept investigations. As a senior manager, he is also an authority in most government administrative matters to include Human Resource and Workers’ Compensation issues. Mr. Tamez has broadened his already considerable expertise by authoring various legal reference and inmate advocacy manuals. Mr. Tamez is frequently sought after for his expertise in counseling and preparing convicted law enforcement personnel, politicians, and other “celebrities” for reporting to a federal penal facility.


More than 27-years of both state and federal law enforcement. Uniform patrol, Tactical Operations, SWAT, Detective Bureau (Narcotics), and Uniform Supervision. U.S. Federal Agent (Series-1811), all facets of complex domestic investigations, Special Operations, Paramilitary operations overseas, senior management, strategic planning, etc.

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Mr. Tamez holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree and has done graduate work at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Tamez is a graduate of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy and both the Basic & Advanced Special Agent courses in Quantico Virginia.

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