Facts: Mark and his girlfriend decided to celebrate their one year anniversary with a comedy show and a hotel room. That evening an argument erupted over an ex-girlfriend. Later a second argument occurred over drinking and money. When Mark’s girlfriend attempted to leave he restrained her with physical force.
The two then exchanged blows. Mark’s girlfriend punched him in the face at which point he slapped her. He then held her down on the couch and proceeded to choke her. After some time had passed his girlfriend was able to leave the room and call police from the bar next door.
Mark was woken later by the police and was cooperative during his arrest. He was charged with assault, forcible confinement and choking.
Result: Mark entered into a peace bond to keep the peace and the charges were withdrawn.