Shawnee, OK asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma

Q: Good or bad idea to meet with ada to prevent charges in dv case?

ADA wants to meet with me, the "victim" of domestic violence to prevent charges before court. Will this help or hinder? Can't I just fax a statement on my boyfriend's behalf? They said no, but I don't see why not. Also, if I don't show up for court, can they file charges anyway?

1 Lawyer Answer

Keegan Kelley Harroz

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: A District Attorney is law enforcement. You should never speak to a prosecutor without an attorney present. Do you really want to risk admitting to a crime yourself and being charged as a result?

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