He has had a previous DV arrest in the past. If i tell him i am leaving the home with my child before i file a divorce - what can i do to make sure he does not retaliate - if he is verbally abusive not physically. I have proof of his past arrest though his record was expunged. Also proof he made a... Read more »
The short answer is "its easy" and "yes." Any victim of domestic violence qualifies for a protective order upon a basic showing to a judge, and they are offered in many communities 24/7. Larger counties have a One-Stop-Shop to assist.
Likely yes if they are felony drugs as the SOL is 4 years while the DUI is 2. We need to do a basic analysis before that can be confirmed, however. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can connect.
I had a codefendant that was sent home on probation he was the only witness he was sent home via plea by a different judge due to the fact he worked for my trial judge I asked my judge to recuse due to this fact she stated that it was true he did work for her but refused to recuse herself from the... Read more »
Hello my boyfriend Joshua has been In jail since summer of 2019 due to a witnessed statement that was wrote on him about his armed robbery charge although that is the only Evidence that the courts have and I no longer wish to support the prosecution . What all can I do ?
You MUST hire a lawyer to assist and guide you, as if you handle this wrong you and he are BOTH going to end up in jail. Battered Spouse Syndrome accounts for changes such as what you are talking about and the best intentions will actually harm your BF. DO NOT try to DIY this, or you are...Read more »
Depends on some factors, but either 4 or 7 years, or forever. Its gets kind of complicated. call a local lawyer and ask for a consultation. Talk with them about the issues you are concerned with and they can guide you. The State also has some solid ways to go around SOL issues at times.
Well, this is where mandatory minimums and cumulative stacking comes in. The 4th is a felony punishable by 1-10 with the first year being a hard serve. https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-16/chapter-8/article-1/16-8-14
If you dont have a lawyer, you better get one. My old...Read more »
My ex husband accused me of breaking his window. He called my brother in law and threatened to kill me cause his window was broken. My sister overheard as well. I'm not allowed on his property so I would not go over to his residence.
You need to contact the authorities if you are the victim of a crime, and that appears to be the case here. The threats are important to record in advance of any potential future legal issues between y'all, and it could be useful in presenting to a judge later on.
The State acts on behalf of the victim in post of these cases, but it depends on the way your county does things. If it is a private warrant application then bringing your own lawyer is an excellent idea so your position as petitioner or victim is clearly presented to the Judge. If it is a...Read more »
Representation in pre warrant court to get correct warrant and also later against attacker whom is the son in law for lost wages etc. And again against police department for mishandling and denial of my right to have had my attacker arrested in a timely fashion when asked 3 times already.
You can always file civil suits for assault or other intentional torts agains the person that harmed you, witn the big limit being if they have assets or insurance policies that you (and the lawyer) can collect against. Otherwise you are just going to get a paper judgement that is worthless and no...Read more »
I have a family violence hearing next week to extend a protective order against my daughters father. Is there any sort of arrangements that can come from this that would restrict our contact but allow him and our daughter to see one another. I hate to take her away from him, she adores him and he... Read more »
The good news is that many,many protective orders are negotiated out of court and an agreement is made that will satisfy your concerns. If the parties cannot come to an agreement, then the court will rule but the court would much rather have the parties solve their problems privately.
5 years ago he took a plea deal for fleeing and eluding in Ga. In may of this year he was arrested for a different charge but was still on probation for the previous offense. While in custody the prosecution said the first sentence was illegal and withdrew the original plea. Is there a statue of... Read more »
Thats going to require a detailed analysis with an experienced Post Conviction or appeals lawyer. It sounds worth investing that money, as there may be some benefit to his overall defenses. His current lawyer may also be a good source for information, as he should have a PD for the new charge.
He is verbally abusive, mentally abusive, but has only pushed me once. He has been putting holes in walls and doors for years. Last night he slammed our Christmas tree on the ground in front of our 4 year old... is this an option so that he has to leave my house? He is escalating and my daughter is... Read more »
A family lawyer is something you and your 4yo deserve ASAP. As my colleague below sets out, there are tools that you can use to secure your housing and support while you go through the challenging process of making the right decisions how to move forward. I also encourage you and your boyfriend...Read more »
It would be difficult to convict you of a "crime" per se, but it is still bad evidence if something goes awry. The better option is to either work on the relationship with therapy and efforts or consult with a family lawyer to plan a divorce/separation. DO NOT get trapped by getting...Read more »
Him of choking me witb a cord when i was the one who trird to. Choke myself. I was so out of it when the police where questioning me i dont have almost any recollection i dont even remember going to the hospital
The best pathway is for your husband to retain a lawyer, then that lawyer can explore the defenses which include how to handle putative victims that made an outcry while under the influence. I will warn you in advance that the State likes to get very aggressive when it comes to leaning on victims...Read more »
I was charged with violating family violence order an have yet to go to court for stalking charges. I got a dui 2 weeks later. I am just wondering about how the probation an the sentencing dynamic will play out after the dui sentencing. As well as any advice on "stalking by communication"... Read more »
The hard and fast rules really do not apply here, as there is so much discretion while the facts are up in the air. The bar to "violate" probation is GA is extraordinarily low and your question leaves what your sentence is, currently, up in the air a bit. You need to meet with a lawyer...Read more »
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