Kasota, MN asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota

Q: Domestic assault no victim statement victim did not press charges

4 Lawyer Answers
William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Once the police are called the victim is no longer in charge of whether charges are pressed. If you have been charged with a crime you need to contact an attorney right away.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The question is not clear. Domestic assault is a serious criminal charge. Call me or another defense attorney to discuss any questions or concerns.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: There isn’t really a question here. But domestic assault can be charged based on statements from other witnesses, the 911 call, and the physical evidence. It is not up to the alleged victim to “press” charges. Get an attorney.

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The idea of "pressing charges" is a misguided one brought forth by popular media. In reality, prosecutors decide who is charge or not charged. I cannot tell you that your case will get dismissed, I can only tell you that I have handled MANY domestic assault cases we were able to get dismissed for my clients. If you have been accused of domestic assault and there's no real evidence, you'd be foolish to take it lying down. The smartest thing to do is hire an attorney or apply for a public defender.

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