Q: I took out an order of protection and an assault charge on my stepson back in 2019. I called less than a month later to
Have the charges dropped. The order of protection was lifted. I never appeared for follow up court dates and just want it dropped. The DA’s office said I had to appear in person. I have not been served a subpoena and just want this to go away for me and my stepson. Just a bad day but he received a charge and they are trying to bring this back up
A: The criminal charge is the State's Case, not yours. Since you have not been subpoenaed, you are not violating the Order of the Court by not showing up. But this type of Assault is serious and your StepSon needs a competent attorney to represent him. He needs it Diverted or Dismissed, then Expunged.
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