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I have pleaded guilty to 3 charges of domestic assault and

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I have pleaded guilty to 3 charges of domestic assault and a.m. a first time offender. The charges are the lowest level of the crime. What can I expect as punishment.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Found out totally out of the blue my wife was having an affair. I have no history of anything like this and am very embarrassed and ashamed of myself. My wife and I deeply love each other and her affair is over
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The affair is no excuse for my behaviour
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 months ago.
How can I help with this please ?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What would u expect punishment to be?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No don’t need a call
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Would just appreciate your thoughts
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Can help me in next 10 mins please
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 months ago.

What are the facts of the offence?

Why didn't they just caution you?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The police charged me not my wife
Never done anything before
Found out my wife was having an affair
Broke my heart
I grabbed her
I pushed her
And threw a small child’s toy in her direction
Pled guilty
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 months ago.

Why didn't they just charge you at the police station?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
They did
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Under Scottish law they take u to the police office under suspicion
U are interviewed
I admitted
U then get charged in court
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 months ago.

You are in Scotland.

I will opt out for others.

Expert:  JGM replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. From what you say you acted under provocation because of the affair. The likelihood is that sentence will be deferred for good behaviour and then you will be admonished. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.