I am still debating pressing charges.
I talked to the police and DH's attorney yesterday. Attorney says it really doesn't affect the custody case one way or another--what DOES affect it is the fact that we have her drinking DOCUMENTED and DOCUMENTED that it's affecting her son.
The attorney was funny, though, she said "I can't advise you about criminal matters but...if it were me...NOBODY and I mean NOBODY is gonna come onto MY property and into MY house and assault me and get away with it." Teehee.
The police were nice yesterday---they explained the process to me. Basically, if I file a formal complaint, it will be sent to the prosecutor and he will have to review it and decide if there is enough evidence to prosecute.
Unforutnately, aside from SS, there are NO WITNESSES. A 7 year old is not going to be called to give any sort of statement, and honestly, even if he would, there is no way I would want SS to be dragged into more drama.
So chances are--the charges would not stick because she could just claim I hit her first or something. ALTHOUGH she has no injuries, and I do.
I am kind of pissed that I didn't have more bruising, etc. It makes me really mad b/c she decked me HARD and just b/c I happened to turn my head and not get the full-on blow, she is going to get away with it?
Either way, I have pics and a police report to take into the hearing for the full order of protection. I will do WHATEVER I have to to get the year long order! I want to be able to call the COPS immediately if she EVER shows up at my door AGAIN. I am LIVID that my SS and DD didn't feel SAFE in our own home that night!
Excuse my just-woke-up-no-makeup face and hair!