Originally posted by 5280High:
Not true, especially if the victim wants to drop charges. Usually drunk assault charges get brought down to a misdemeanor with a ton of community service. You only go to jail for premeditation or a previous history of assault, which this is his first incident in how many years? He will get a slap on the wrist if he even gets anything. Also 3 stitches is a tiny wound, you'd get more stitches accidentally cutting yourself with a good cooking knife.
i did say he could be plead down to simple assault which is a slap on the wrist,,, but I think I am right here and if not, maybe a cop from that area can correct me,, it does not matter how tiny the wound,, you hit someone, you leave a mark , a bruise cut anything,, it is serious assault. that is why it usually gets plead down to simple assault