Akron, OH asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio

Q: I have a domestic violence case pending against someone and they have hired a lawyer as the accused ,does it get dropped

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Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Xenia, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The short answer is no.

If by "case" you mean there are criminal charges pending against the accused, then it is not uncommon at all to hire a defense lawyer. Hiring a defense lawyer does not meant the charges will be dropped. The court likely has a victim advocate too that will consult with you throughout the process to get your opinion.

If by "case" you mean you have petitioned for a domestic violence civil protection order, then it is still not uncommon for the accused to hire a lawyer to help defend them. It does not necessarily mean you wont get the the protection order requested.

If you have questions about your specific case, I suggest speaking with a family law/criminal lawyer in your area.

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