Lewisville, TX asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma

Q: Can they press domestic charges against my s/o with witness accounts only. having never seen me or me talked me?

There was a one sided domestic dispute between my s/o and I. My daughter was in the car and it took place outside the vehicle. Two strangers saw the incident called the police. A react van happened to stop took my dL info then asked me questions but all I said was I'm fine I'm okay. Then we went ahead and left, never speaking or talking to the officers. Now I have a sheriff calling me non stop. Asking me to speak alone and to tell him a little about the incident. he tried to slip in "can I get your name for the recording." So I just hung up and I'm not wanting to speak in fear of putting my foot in my mouth. Which there was a lot more at play then outwards perspective. But do not want to incriminate myself or anyone but they've been calling non stop and sent someone out for a wellness check since I'm in another county then to my grandmothers in their county. can they press charges, or are they rying to build a case from eye witnesses alone? or is that even possible...okay thank you

2 Lawyer Answers

Pete David Louden

Answered
  • Norman, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: If you are asking if eye witness testimony can be used in a domestic violence proceeding, the answer would be yes. If there is sufficient evidence of a crime the DA can file criminal charges.

Keegan Kelley Harroz

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

A: Yes, they can create charges based on 3rd party witnesses. You and your significant other need to hire an attorney to represent each of you in this matter.

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