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I haven't pressed charges against my boyfriend for giving me

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Hi I haven't pressed charges against my boyfriend for giving me a black eye. But there have been several statements made against him. One including photo evidence. I didn't write one. It's going to court. Will he go to prison
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

has he done any thing like this before?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
but not to me
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

How did this come to the attention of the police please?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
My friend called them at the time of the assault. Which was in august just gone
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

Did she see it?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
she is one of the people giving a statement - she gave photo evidence
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

Well, that is a problem then.

Even if you don't give evidence they will rely on her evidence.

What he will get depends on the nature of the allegation but people don't usually go to prison unless the offence is very serious or the offender has a horrendous history.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
What do you mean when you say "depending on the nature of the alligation"? So giving me a black eye, would they see that as serious or? Okay so if he's not eligible for prison then what could he possibly recive?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

Well, it depends on the nature of the allegation.

'A black eye' is too vague. It could be a common assault of an ABH.

If you are clearer then I might be able to offer more.