West Palm Beach, FL asked in Domestic Violence for Florida

Q: What is my best course of action to help my partners charges get dropped in domestic battery case?

I'm trying to figure out what my best course of action is to get my partners charges dropped. She was arrested and charged with domestic battery, it was mutual combat and I told them I didn't want to press charges at time of the arrest. I need to know if it would be best for her if I just didn't show up and hope charges will be dropped or if I should pursue filling out a affidavit to assure charges are dropped and to have any no contact order dropped.

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2 Lawyer Answers
Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It is tough to say. Different jurisdictions treat witnesses who want DV charges dropped differently. It is best to consult with an attorney, possibly her attorney, over the phone about this.

Justin Gary Hausler
Justin Gary Hausler
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Casselberry, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should speak with their lawyer to see if you are helpful to the defense by providing a sworn statement

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