Q: What if someone is arrested for domestic abuse battery with child present but the victim doesn't want to press charges?
I was recently battered by my ex outside of my home. What started off as a small disagreement quickly turned into a heated argument which escalated to him putting his hands on me. Just as soon as he stopped we heard our son who was asleep inside waking up. Now by this time my ex was tending to him. Once I heard him put our son into his walker I went back out looking to borrow a phone to call my mom. When he saw where I was he ran three houses down and begged me not to call her and asked if we could talk things out. Before I could answer I saw our son now outside, in the walker n walking down our walk way so I ran and put him on my hip. That's when I noticed the lady across the street motioning me to come here to let me know that she had been watching the entire time n called the cops for me. I dont wish to press charges. we broke up & agreed that he move out but he's already been charged SIMP W/ CHILD PRES- DOMESTIC ABUSE BATTERY WITH CHILD PRESENT and we go to court 7/23/20
A: The state will not drop the charge. You risk losing your child if you take him back. Child Protective Services will open a Child in Need of Care case.
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