Greenville, CA asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California

Q: My boyfriend is going through trail for corporal punishment against me the d.a picked up after i drop it. Should i go

What would that say to the judge if i went not for him so much as to know whats really going on because he is lying about the whole thing

2 Lawyer Answers
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MUCH MUCH MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED.

I WOULD NOT DISCUSS ON AN OPEN FORUM LIKE THIS.

IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, THEN THE DA WOULD BE PROTECTING YOUR RIGHT.

IF HOWEVER YOU DON'T WANT TO TESTIFY I SUGGEST YOU TALK TO A DEFENSE LAWYER FOR GUIDANCE. YOU CAN'T DROP CHARGES, IT IS A CRIME AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

Shawna Murray agrees with this answer

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you know he is lying about the whole thing, then you apparently know what's going on, so I don't understand why your purpose is to know what you already know. As for whether you should go, have you been subpoenaed? If so, you should go whether you want to or not. A subpoena is a court order to appear. If you haven't been subpoenaed, do you want him to take responsibility for what he did, or should he walk away from it without consequences?

Theodore Allan Greene agrees with this answer

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