Before I answer your questions, I would want more information. Was someone convicted of domestic violence for property damage? Did the State get involved in terms of charging the perpetrator? Did the victim desire prosecution? Did the victim agree to testify?
When you turn yourself in, you will find that there is most likely a warrant that has been out for your arrest. When you arrive at court you will have to appear as a "walk-in" case so the judge can see you. The judge has the discretion to take you into custody, pay a bond or simply give...Read more »
In Maricopa County the attorney has to be certified in order to be first chair in a capital case. That said, in my experience the court appointed capital attorneys are among the best and free to the defendant. It is extremely rare to find a private attorney who handles murder cases, much less to do...Read more »
Both are on the lease of the home a couple are arguing until the girlfriend locks him out. He leaves returning back drunk, demands entrance, she opens door when he starts swinging as hes going to strike her and does on her face, but the two continue arguing. He then starts swinging to hit her... Read more »
This is an unfortunate situation that escalated further than both individuals would like. YES, both parties will likely be charged with Domestic Violence, Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and more. That being said, if she had to use pepper spray to defend herself then she will have a justified claim...Read more »
It is difficult to provide an answer without seeing the court order and knowing some more details. However, if your not signing the form 8332 would prohibit your child's father from taking the child as an exemption pursuant to a court order, then it is likely that he would be able to request...Read more »
I would be happy to answer your question. If you were the victim of domestic violence, you definitely do not need to ask to press charges, but ultimately, it is up to the state to decide whether to prosecute or not.
If you need further information, please contact an experienced family law...Read more »
My fiances aunt falsely accused us of threatening her and didnt get any of my info right. She has mental health issues and doesnt pay rent at all yet she lives with us and got us immediately removed. Am i allowed to go back to my and his house because of that? How is it she is allowed to stay in... Read more »
You would likely have to get approval from the CA court and prosecutor, as well as find a similar program in AZ that would accept you and fill the CA requirements. You could talk to a CA defense attorney for a more informed answer re:CA processes.
It depends on the facts, how the male was charged. For instance, assault can be charged as a misdemeanor (up to 6 months jail) or a felony (probation - jail - prison). This question is impossible to answer without more details- how old was the female, was there physical injury, the relationship...Read more »
it would depend on the facts....in calif if the police/DA/Court do not try to reach you for a year or more and you have not moved, then your lawyer could make a Serna motion for lack of timely prosecution...........i do not know what they do in AZ
At this point, the State is prosecuting the case. The State does not typically dismiss DV cases just because the parties do not want to aid in prosecution. The next move would be to hire an experienced Arizona attorney to handle the case, including appearing at the next court hearing, gathering the...Read more »
In AZ I plead guilty for a diversion program, completed late. Conviction went in. As a result of miscommunication. I was told to appear in court 12 months from 10 26 15. I requested a extension a week prior and found out I had a warrant and court date was for 10/17/16. Judge accepted the late... Read more »
Based on your question, it appears you have a conviction now. Dismissing the PTR does not reverse the conviction. Instead, it just means that you are believed to be in compliance with probation and as a result the probation matter is (at least temporarily) not going forward.
You can not "drop" charges. Once the police are involved and the individual has been charged it is up to the State. You can tell them you do not wish to prosecute, but in the end it is the State's call how to proceed. In domestic violence cases, it is very typical that the victim...Read more »
My ex girlfriend ended our relationship a little over a week ago. Since then, she has consistently manipulated me emotionally in order to achieve selfish goals (sleeping with another man), and has gone so far as having successfully been granted an order of protection against me--which has stated no... Read more »
Res judicata is an affirmative defense that precludes a claim. It's unclear what effect you believe it will have on the competing orders of protection, but no, it won't affect the orders of protection nor the ability to obtain a new one once a current order expires.
The criminal implications of domestic violence makes this not a family law question. You'll need to ask a criminal attorney, but yes, cases closed or dismissed without prejudice can typically be reviewed and reopened for a certain period of time.
questioned me about him and his brother eventually leading to a detective coming and told me if I refused to talk to them or let search my house, they would arrest me for domestic violence is this illegal for them to come to my house for domestic violence and then bribe me to talk to them so they... Read more »
You have no obligation to talk to the police in a domestic dispute. The police must have probable cause to arrest you. However, they may have felt they had probable cause to charge you with a criminal offense (such as disorderly conduct) and will occasionally use the threat of an arrest to get...Read more »
I have a custody agreement with my son dad who has had no issues with before up until now. my son dad is involved with a gang affiliated married girl who has felony drug charges on her and is currently on probation and they both make threats. im... Read more »
If you can prove the threats, they may support a protective order. I'd be cautious about this, though. Please evaluate whether you truly think it's necessary because if it's found to be needlessly filed, you could be responsible for any costs (including attorney's fees) incurred...Read more »
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