what have the police actually said? when did this happen? what makes you think he will "get off"? does he have previous convictions? have you given the police a statement and agreed that you will go to court if it comes to it? in other words are you making a complaint against him?
my ex assaulted me by throttling me, threw me & twisted my arms. The throttling scared me to point of terror & I honestly thought he would come back to my house & batter me. As i was in fear of my life I called police & due to intervention program he was arrested & kept in custody.
We had started evening by trying to talk things through but it soon escalated & he lost it beyond belief. Convinced was sleeping with his friend & lots of warped lies.
Now as this is isolated reported case (he's attacked me in past but not reported) looks like he'll get off. I'm absolutely petrified & think he'll use my son as a weapon. He has joint parental responsibility and access up until now has been frequent.
I've spoken to solicitor & got app.
There's not been any abuse to my son by him so far but he does have bi-polar, is not taking med & unpredictable.
He will use my son to get at me and retaliate in a big way when charges r most likely dropped.
I feel for standing up & protecting myself I have shot myself in foot - but I have to keep reminding myself that I was in fear of my life.