Macedonia Mayor Joseph Migliorini has agreed to undergo a 12-hour anger management course following a misdemeanor charge of battery after he allegedly grabbed a woman by the hair and slapped her in the face in Florida.

Migliorini’s attorney, Albert Winkler, said he anticipates the charge will be dismissed, saying the mayor “has not plead guilty to anything and we anticipate there will be no conviction.”

Winkler said once the anger managment program is over, “we give proof of that to the state, the prosecutor, the charge is dropped ... In the near future, it will be completely resolved with a dismissal.”

According to a Palm Beach Gardens Police, Migliorini, 65, arrived to pick up a 44-year-old woman police described as his girlfriend from a restaurant around 2:30 p.m. on April 27 and allegedly became angry when she told him she was returning to a meeting inside.

As the woman turned to go, Migliorini allegedly grabbed the woman by the hair, spun her around and slapped her across the face with an open hand, according to the report. Migliorini then allegedly began yelling at and berating the victim.

Police say Migliorini then ran away from the restaurant and was later located at the PGA Marina and detained.

According to police, Migliorini and the woman have been “engaged in a long-term boyfriend/girlfriend and cohabitative relationship” and lists the two as having the same address in Palm Beach Gardens.

Migliorini agreed to the Alternative Diversion Program in the Circuit/County Court in Palm Beach County, Fla. on June 22. In addition to the anger management training, the agreement stipulates he have no contact with the woman. A status hearing in the case is set for Sept. 28, according to court records.