Birmingham, AL asked in Domestic Violence for Tennessee

Q: The domestic assault was caught on the ring cam if i dont want to show up for court will change be dropped

I was told by the officer he will be detained for 12 hours and then release

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William Jaksa
William Jaksa
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Toronto

A: Very jurisdiction has its own rules/protocols on how to proceed with domestics violence allegations with reluctant victims. The prosecutor would want to be sure that you were not being threatened or pressured not to show up for court; and they will likely try and determine if they can make the conviction without you. The Ring Cam video might just be enough to secure a conviction. Sometimes, showing up and testifying might be the best solution to helping everyone involved.

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