My mom got an order of protection against my step-dad for her and my little brothers. My grandma recently took them as their legal guardian. My step-dad brought over a tv for them with my grandmas convent but we are worried my mom will press charges. Is my grandma at any legal fault?
Probably won't get into trouble since grandma consented. Still, he could be in some real trouble if she changes her mind. The order tells him to stay away from certain people. It was the Judge who made the order. If step dad wants to see the kids or visit under any circumstances, he must...Read more »
The person who is pressing charges pulled a knife on me,chased through the house. While two people watched it happen. Had me on my knees begging him to stop. He then told me to leave and I did. Two days later he said he claimed to have swore a warrant for my arrest. Saying he has witnesses and that... Read more »
It depends on what happened. If consent is voluntary (state must prove) and the person is apparently authorized to give consent, the search is probably legal (see Arkansas Rules of Criminal Procedure 11.2). Think about. If you give a guest access to a residence, what's the difference in...Read more »
Wants to take my son away from me and take him to Texas with him, I want to stop answering his messages but he says I could get in trouble if I do, is that true,? What can I do to keep him away from us,? My son has my last name, I left him because he treat me bad during my pregnancy until I left... Read more »
It's always complicated when you are being mistreated by the man who should love you and the baby with no conditions. I can only answer some of your questions because the answer depends on a lot of things. Let's see if we can help a bit.
YES! A very big yes. It is a violation of the protection order. You can contact the prosecuting attorney and let them know he is violating the order. He will probably be arrested for violating the order. Most of these cases wind up in divorce or paternity court. Depending on your child's...Read more »
He became abusive and threatened me after I found out I was pregnant. When I left, he told me that he wanted nothing to do with the baby but if I ever filed for child support, he would come after me and take our son. Son is now 3 years old, and I could really use the help as I'm going to... Read more »
Call the Office of Child Support Enforcement in the County where you live. Tell them your concerns. They will help you. Realize though that if you start collecting support he is entitled to visit the child. You might cause yourself a lot of trouble. In some states, you can terminate his rights...Read more »
going to jail now he did get a ticket last summer over having a conflict with a boy over his daughter which he paid the ticket we are in Arkansas and it was ageist our son . are son pushed his dad and his dad grab him and pushed him to the kitchen sink which that's where it started at and the... Read more »
A domestic battery 3rd degree charge is a Misdameanor meaning there is a possibility of up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up $2,500. That does not mean that he will go to jail for a year, but it is a possiblity.
He purposely comes by her and we have reported when he made a threat several times and law enforcement nor the court will do anything...she is scared daily because she believes she will get hurt or end up dead because law enforcement refuses to take any action...what can we do to put an end to this... Read more »
if she has an order of protection you will want to file a police report after the next contact by the ex-boyfriend. Have evidence of the contact, i.e. text message or email, and then take the evidence and police report to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office to have them look at filing charges...Read more »
We have blocked her many times over on our Facebook's, but she just creates more fake one's, this has been going on for almost ten months. I recently started saving the messages and we know its her because she has sent pictures to my fiancee, we just block her but we've told her to... Read more »
Battery 2 is usually a felony. In Arkansas, depending on the alleged victim input, usually a probation offer from the State. You have to get the correct attorney also. Lots more we need to know to give you a better answer.
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