Los Angeles, CA asked in Domestic Violence for California

Q: If i drop spousal batter charges will they release my fiance?

Me & my fiance got into a really stupid arguement i got mad that he started screaming at me so i got up on his face then he pushed me, i got physical with him so he kept pushing me and so on he didnt punch me but every time he pushed me i fell, & i called the cops i feel bad now cause it was never ment to end that way and they arrested him for spousal battery he doesnt deserve to be there, hes really nice & has done alot for me i would like to drop the charges now i feel like i over reacted he got arrested thursday & he had court friday idk if they will let him out if i drop charges please help this is really over whelming

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Mr. David Thomas Pisarra
Mr. David Thomas Pisarra
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Depending on the district attorney, and what you say to them, they may consider dropping the charges, however they don't have to. Once it goes to the DA, they have the power to prosecute your fiance without your cooperation - if there is enough evidence.

Women have fought for the mandatory prosecution of cases, and this is the result.

Men need to read my book, A MAN'S GUIDE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE available on my website at www.MensFamilyLaw.com.

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