Q: I'm asking in regards to my husband. He was arrested for domestic violence. How do I get charges dropped?
We are going through hardship right now. We got into an argument and he put mustard all in my hair. For it not to escalate any further I called the police. Thinking they'd give warning. Well they arrested him for misdemeanor. He was arraigned today. Bond is $10000.00 and we aren't allowed contact and if and when he's released he has to wear a monitor. I feel that's a bit much considering I was not hit or hurt. He however has priors. What can I do to help get him out of this situation?
The decision to prosecute someone or not is the sole discretion of the State Attorney's office. You can call their office and file a "request not to prosecute" but this does not guarantee the State will not proceed forward.
As for the contact, you can file a motion to request contact with your husband, which must be set for hearing and the judge will determine if contact is granted.
Your husband should hire an attorney right away. By the amount of his bond, I am assuming he was arrested for a felony battery, and not a misdemeanor. This can have serious consequences for him, and he should get an attorney right away.
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