Domestic Violence Questions & Answers by State

Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: I pressed charges on the father of my child on but I was the one hitting and abusing him, what should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on Jan 26, 2015

Answered on Feb 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
This is a story that they hear all the time. The state is going to prosecute him as they see fit and you have just lost all your credibility with the court. Most likely you will both end up arrested and the child will be put into the care of DFACs.

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Q: My husband is currently in County Jail on two felony charges. Domestic Battery w/bodily harm and Domestic Battery w/stra

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Jan 26, 2015

Answered on Jan 27, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I think what you mean is probation. It depends upon the facts and what the state attorney offers and is willing to resolve the case with.

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Q: Me and my brother got into an altercation wnd i was wondering if i am able to get a protection order on him

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jan 24, 2015

Answered on Jan 25, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
Probably, yes. If you go to your local municipal court and ask for a protection order based on allegations of domestic violence, it is typically granted. Be careful, however, as it will also likely result in a criminal investigation and your brother could face a domestic violence or assault charge.

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Q: How can the Board of Pharmacy in Georgia get involvedin personal behaviors like Domestic Violence?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on Jan 22, 2015

Answered on Jan 23, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If a person is applying to be a pharmacist, then the board is going to do a criminal background check and anything that comes up in that background check can be questioned is it relates to that individuals ability to do hold that license. The application to the board should set out specifically the questions that the board wants answered and it is important to be honest in answering the questions. If you questioning how to answer a particular question (if the question is ambiguous or if you...

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Q: will charges get dropped against my daughter for falsification charges if the dv case was dismissed against her boyfrien

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jan 23, 2015

Answered on Jan 23, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
No, they will not dismiss the charges against her because they dismissed the charges against him. One thing has little to do with the other. If the prosecutor believes your daughter lied to him or her, or to the police, and that she was assaulted, the prosecutor may well pursue charges against your daughter regardless of what he does with her boyfriend's case. Your daughter should get an attorney. There may be other reasons to dismiss her charges. Many domestic violence victims attempt to...

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Q: Me & brother go into altercation. He was arrested/domestic violence. Can the charges be dropped?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Jan 21, 2015

Answered on Jan 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
That would be totally up to the state.Get in touch with the victim advocate at the state attorney's office and talk with them.

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Q: I lied to the cops &said my boyfriend kickd me in the stomach while preg & told his attorney the truth what will happen?

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

Answered on Jan 21, 2015

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Brian John Willett's answer
They will not put you in prison. Generally the police and DA do nothing to women who lie to the police about domestic violence.

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Q: I don't have a lawyer what do I do

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on Nov 30, 2014

Answered on Jan 21, 2015

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Brian John Willett's answer
Hire an attorney.

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Q: If my boyfriend has been hitting me can he get arrested this first time if I put charges on him well he go to jail?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on Jan 11, 2015

Answered on Jan 21, 2015

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Brian John Willett's answer
He can go to jail where he will sit until his case is plead out or he goes to trial. If he posts a bond he will be out of jail until one of the two things mentioned happens. As for his punsihment for a first time offense he would probably get probation. If he has assaulted you multiple times in the last year he could be charged with a felony.

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Q: If my boyfriend is in jail because of family violence,if i dropped the case, can he get out if hes on parole

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on Jan 14, 2015

Answered on Jan 21, 2015

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Brian John Willett's answer
You can't drop the charges only the prosecutor with the consent of the judge can drop the charges. It would help his parole case if the charges were dropped but does not guarentee his release.

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Q: I finally got away from him and I a currently in

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on Jan 15, 2015

Answered on Jan 21, 2015

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Brian John Willett's answer
It's possible but I doubt the State will pick up the charges. You need to call the district attorney in the county where this happened and discuss it with them.

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Q: Me and my brother had words he threatened me and my husband he is in jail but I don't want to press charges anymore can

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on Jan 18, 2015

Answered on Jan 21, 2015

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Brian John Willett's answer
You cannot drop the charges against him without the consent of the prosecutor. You need to speak with them and express your feeling about going forward. Generally, something can be worked out to get his case dismissed but it make take some effort on his part. DEFERRED ADJUDICATION IS NOT A GOOD OPTION. It needs to be a dismissal.

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Q: My husband is was arrested and is being charged with a felony4 domestic violence.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jan 18, 2015

Answered on Jan 20, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
That's hard to say. Is there other evidence against him besides your son's testimony? If so, then he may well still be indicted. Also, the prosecutor may force you all to come testify depending on how busy he or she is. Ignoring a subpoena can have consequences, though it typically isn't followed up on. In any event, your husband should get an attorney.

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Q: Me and my boyfriend don't stay together or have a kid in common but they charged him with domestic violence f4.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jan 15, 2015

Answered on Jan 15, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
You can help him find a lawyer and make sure he complies with any protection order that may come out of this. You can tell the grand jury he doesn't stay with you, but that may just result in an assault charge instead of a DV. Bear in mind that you can be charged with falsification, if you start telling a bunch of different stories. You can be uncooperative like not showing up, but that could lead to your arrest. What other evidence is there against him?

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Q: My exhusband got a DV charge. He got it from his current wife. He and I have two kids. He is currently out on bond.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jan 15, 2015

Answered on Jan 15, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
It's not entirely clear what you want. Do you want him to stay away from the kids until his case is resolved? If so, you can seek a protection order on behalf of your kids, but unless he has been violent or threatening with them, the court may not grant it.

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Q: If I lied about a domestic violence situation, what would happen to me? What if I hit myself to make it believable?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on Jan 14, 2015

Answered on Jan 15, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
I am going to set out what I think you are asking before I answer the question b/c you really have not given enough information here. If you are saying that you called the police and alleged domestic violence, but that you were really lying and hit yourself instead so that the police would believe you and now you want to change your story b/c the person who alleged has hit you went to jail and is now facing criminal charges, then you are telling a story that the court and prosectors have heard...

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Q: do i get papers served to me when i get a restraining order put on me?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on Jan 13, 2015

Answered on Jan 14, 2015

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Mr. Robin Mashal's answer
Disclaimer: The materials provided below are informational and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

If the order is against you, then a copy of the order should be served on you. Did you appear at the court hearing? If so, copies of the order and relevant forms will likely be mailed to your address. Otherwise, the papers will be personally served on you. The court's web site provides a very good summary http://www.courts.ca.gov/1264.htm. Be sure to consult your own...

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Q: If the state attorneys office picks up.the case and presses charges how do.you get them dropped?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Jan 13, 2015

Answered on Jan 14, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You cannot get them dropped. The state attorney might allow you to sign a declination of prosecution, but it is totally up the the state attorney. The best thing to do is remain calm and hire a private criminal defense attorney

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