Houston, TX asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas

Q: Am I able to contact my boyfriends lawyer relating to dropping restraining order against me?

I have filed a restraining order but no longer feel threatened or have fear that this will happen again. I would like to help him get this case dropped.

1 Lawyer Answer
Anna Summersett
Anna Summersett
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You are able to contact the attorney, but your boyfriend cannot contact you. Once a charge is filed, the State becomes a victim in the case as well. As such, your desire to drop the charges will be persuasive, but not the deciding factor in the case. You can learn more about dropping assault charges here: https://www.versustexas.com/criminal/affidavit-of-nonprosecution/. Good luck!

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