Norman, OK asked in Domestic Violence for Oklahoma

Q: Must a victim agree to file charges for domestic abuse or can the police file on their own?

Police were called by third party who witnessed and they gave statements saying they saw the abuse. Victim confirmed abuse but no arrest was made that night, victim left to stay with extended family. This also took place in front of their minor child

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Stephen LeRoy Cale

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

A: The victim does not have to agree. The police will turn in a report to the district attorney's office, who will decide whether to file charges.

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