Domestic Violence Law Questions

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Virginia on Mar 14, 2013

Benjamin N. Griffitts's answer
Once a warrant is issued in any criminal case, the authority to determine whether the charge will be prosecuted lies with the prosecutor, whether it is the Commonwealth's Attorney or a Town or City Attorney. Many prosecutors will ask the alleged ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Rhode Island on Dec 30, 2013

Neville Bedford's answer
Make sure you are absolutely sure it is not another form of abuse that has somehow convinced you that the criminal charges are the result of a simple misunderstanding and be safe.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Alabama 13 days ago

William E. Scully Jr.'s answer
These are obviously sick individuals. Whether you are the idiot guy in jail who beats up women or the idiot woman on the outside who keeps teasing the alligator. You are both sick and need help. I guess you might be a family member or friend of one of ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for California on Mar 18, 2014

Diana W. Aizman Esq.'s answer
It depends. Did you ever go back to court? If there is a warrant out for your arrest, you will need to first clear that warrant. You will then need to convince a Judge that you are now prepared to finish the classes. This will constitute a violation of ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for California on Oct 18, 2013

David A. Brooks's answer
If that is true, probably so. Guilty pleas having to be "knowing and intelligent", and involve an advisement of basic rights. However "mass advisements" of rights counts, where the whole room is advised. Video advisements count. A ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for California on Nov 13, 2013

David A. Brooks's answer
Sometimes a judge will impose a restraining order over the alleged victim's objection. Sometimes "can't" means different things. Sometimes lifting an order COULD be done, but there are serious consequences (such as losing custody of ...
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for California on Nov 30, 2013

David A. Brooks's answer
The County Coroner and local law enforcement. Possibly directly to the DA's office.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for California on Feb 7, 2014

David A. Brooks's answer
I previously wrote this answer to a very similar question: It isn't up to you whether charges are brought. It isn't a civil case where you are suing someone. A criminal case is the State against someone. It also isn't the police that brings ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for California on Feb 22, 2014

David A. Brooks's answer
It isn't up to you whether charges are brought. It isn't a civil case where you are suing someone. A criminal case is the State against someone. It also isn't the police that brings charges. The police provide police reports to the DA, ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Oklahoma on Oct 15, 2012

Howard Berkson's answer
Protective orders can be quite short or they can last a very long time. You would have to look at the order, itself. You should be able to get a copy of it from the clerk of the court in the county where the order was made.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Oklahoma on Mar 15, 2013

Howard Berkson's answer
You need to get your record expunged. However, the process is not automatic. You should consult with an attorney.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Oklahoma on Feb 11, 2013

Howard Berkson's answer
Many different types of conduct can constitute "domestic assault." For most misdemeanors and felonies, the statute of limitations is 3 years. However, the limitations period can be up to seven years. Time you spend outside of the state does ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Illinois on Apr 17, 2013

Elfreda Dockery's answer
court goes on and orders are entered even if you fail to appear. you need to go to court, preferably with a lawyer. if you fail to appear, your ex my get whatever relief he wants.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Florida on Dec 2, 2012

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I hope you have been able to resolve some of these problems by now.What you most likely need to do is hire an attorney.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Georgia on Apr 22, 2013

Beverly L. Cohen's answer
If the order is against your ex, he is the only person who can violate the order. You cannot violate the order because it does not prevent you from contacting him.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Florida on Dec 25, 2012

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Sometimes, the judge makes it last forever.We need more facts, and to see the actual injunction.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Florida on Dec 25, 2012

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It is axiomatic that even the victims of domestic violence need an attorney's advice.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Florida on Dec 17, 2012

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
If you call the cops, someone will go to jail, and it might just be you if he lies and says that you hit him. It is a crime to hit people, and they go to jail, sometimes for up to a year.