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

Q: I was staying at a hotel with my Fiancé in Friley last night and I had the front desk call the cops and they booked him

My fiance was booked on a false domestic violence charge and all day today I've been trying to get it where he gets released he was booked yesterday for and he was processed yesterday but didn't have court today he has court tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. and I told them that it wasn't a domestic it was to get him help with his drinking because he is slowly killing himself and I'm worried for him and they booked him on a domestic and I know for a fact that this cop likes to put words in people's mouths because when my fiance and I were talking my fiance asked what lies was I saying I'm like I'm not saying anything and the cops like I don't know who's lying it could be you it could be him so how do I go about figuring out how to make sure there are no charges pressed against him for something he did not do when I fell in the cup thinks he put his hands on me

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

A: Whether your fiancé is charged is out of your hands. That will be a decision for the prosecutor to make. You can let the prosecutor know what you want, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t be charged.

William Bailey agrees with this answer

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

A: You could call the prosecutor and ask them not to file charges. The prosecutor decides whether to file a criminal charge against a person, or not. They are highly influenced by police. But the would-be prosecution witness may be able influence the prosecutor to decline charging. If the prosecutor does end up charging, he will need a good defense lawyer.

William Bailey agrees with this answer

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