Domestic Violence Questions & Answers by State

Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: My bf was arrested for dv, he pressed chrgs agnst me, will i be arrested later? There were no bruises on him, just me

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Dec 17, 2014

Answered on Dec 19, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It is very likely that he will be prosecuted and you will most likely not be arrested.

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Q: i have a protection order on my ex but really need to talk to him in jail. How can i talk to him

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Dec 18, 2014

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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Matthew Williams' answer
You can ask the judge to allow you to speak to him, but without court permission, he can't go near you. Speak with the prosecutor and a victim advocate. They may be willing to work out a meeting with the judge.

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Q: Well my mom called the police and told them he was beating me up and now he has domestic violence charges against him

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Nov 29, 2014

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The state is the entity that presses charges. You are a witness, and apparently a victim. Talk to the victim advocate at the local state attorney's office. See if it is possible for you to sign a declination of prosecution.

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Q: I call the police on my husband after a argument turned physical. He has a warrant for DV is it some way i could cancel

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Dec 17, 2014

Answered on Dec 17, 2014

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Matthew Williams' answer
No. You cannot cancel this. Your husband needs an attorney to start working on this ASAP. I've dealt with many similar situations. It is difficult to talk police and prosecutors down these days. Many, many women back up on their story and the simple fact is, most people now believe the first thing you say, not the second. Nevertheless, especially with the female on board, a good resolution is possible. Diversion programs can help men deal with alcohol and anger problems while also avoiding...

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Q: What is the statute of limitation in Maryland for filing intimate partner violence charges from date of the incident?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Maryland on Dec 8, 2014

Answered on Dec 17, 2014

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Evan M. Koslow's answer
If you filed a police report. The police/state's attorney will determine whether or not to file criminal charges against the person.

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Q: I recorded my boyfriend abusing me last night. Can I use this against him to have him arrested?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Dec 10, 2014

Answered on Dec 11, 2014

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Matthew Williams' answer
You certainly can. If you are being abused, I encourage you to go to the police, make a statement and turn over the recording. You should also seek assistance from a domestic violence advocate. http://www.ohiolegalservices.org/public/domestic-violence/ohio_domestic_violence_resource_center/

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Q: if you call the cops for domestic violence against your husband what will happen

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Maryland on Nov 28, 2014

Answered on Dec 8, 2014

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Evan M. Koslow's answer
Depending on the evidence and facts of the case, the police can arrest the husband. At which time criminal charges would likely be filed and the police would recommend to the victim to file for a protective order.

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Q: can a man be convicted of DV if the woman doesn't press charges but there's a witness statement to the abuse?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Dec 5, 2014

Answered on Dec 7, 2014

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Keith Petrochko's answer
Maybe, if there is enough evidence to convict. The state is the victim, the woman doesn't need to "press charges."

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Q: please what should i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Dec 5, 2014

Answered on Dec 7, 2014

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Matthew Williams' answer
If your boyfriend has been charged with domestic violence, he needs a lawyer. If you cannot afford one, he is entitled to a public defender. At his first court appearance, he should enter a not guilty plea and tell the judge he cannot afford counsel and would like to have an attorney appointed to represent him. His attorney will then work to square things with the police and the court.

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Q: Going to the court for DV in 2002. Can i be jailed? Do i need an attorney? The person who made report not even alive now

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on Dec 2, 2014

Answered on Dec 4, 2014

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Anytime you are faced with jail time or the potential of jail time you should have an attorney.

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Q: I have 4 Domestic Violence a just got charged with another what could i get

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Nov 23, 2014

Answered on Nov 25, 2014

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Matthew Williams' answer
It depends on the exact nature of the current charges. The worst possibility is a mandatory prison term of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 years for an F3 involving serious physical harm. You really need a lawyer here. You are facing real time, if convicted.

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Q: How long does it take the states attorney's office to get papers on someone that got charged with domestic violence?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Nov 18, 2014

Answered on Nov 21, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Stay in touch with the victim advocate at the state attorney's office. Let your wishes be known, that you want to decline to prosecute.

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Q: My dauter pressed domestic violence charges on my son can she drop those charges

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Nov 15, 2014

Answered on Nov 17, 2014

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Matthew Williams' answer
She can talk to the police and the prosecutor about no longer wanting to move forward, but the final decision is theirs. Once a crime is reported, the decision whether to press charges or not is in the hands of the prosecutor, not the victim. Speak with your daughter about dating this man. Things are not likely to get better. Provoked or not, a man has no business physically assaulting a woman.

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Q: I lied on the police report of my boyfriend abusing me what will happen to me and him ? He now has arrest warrant

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Maryland on Nov 14, 2014

Answered on Nov 17, 2014

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Evan M. Koslow's answer
It is no longer up to you as to whether the state will prosecute your husband or not. If you have not previously used your marital privilege you can and as the only witness, it is unlikely the state would proceed. I would also note that you should be careful what you write in open forums as what you post online can be used against you and it is possible for criminal actions to be taken against you,if you did in fact lie to an officer.

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Q: I called my husband for domestic violance he now has an arrest warren he does not know yet ....

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Maryland on Nov 12, 2014

Answered on Nov 17, 2014

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Evan M. Koslow's answer
It is no longer up to you as to whether the state will prosecute your husband or not. If you have not previously used your marital privilege you can and as the only witness, it is unlikely the state would proceed. I would also note that you should be careful what you write in open forums as what you post online can be used against you and it is possible for criminal actions to be taken against you,if you did in fact lie to an officer.

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Q: how long does it take to lift or dismiss an injunction from domestic violence?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Nov 16, 2014

Answered on Nov 17, 2014

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Oxalis Bianca Garcia's answer
Depends on the circumstances of your case. To properly respond to your question, additional information is needed. Feel free to contact me at 727-835-6595

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Q: Legal for Respondent who is Atty in protective injunction after final ruling to subpoena 3rd partys & no hearing?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Sep 30, 2012

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
This question was posted over 2 years ago. I hope things have been resolved by now. Yes, it is legal to subpoena 3rd parties.

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Q: How long (min and max time) will a DV aggressor be jailed once he is hauled away and an injunction is placed?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Dec 30, 2013

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon the facts, none of which you provided. I guess you know by now that probation, not jail, is the norm.

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Q: What can I do to return to my home after domestic violence has been filed on me by a roommate and the case is still open

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Feb 12, 2014

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
This question is too old for an answer to be of any real use to you. Typically a no violent contact order would be entered.

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