Chicago, IL asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Michigan

Q: Boyfriend was charged with a felony threat to kill and DV, he honestly does not know how to communicate his feelings

He has problems with what he say he will do but does not not act on them. He did in fact do things that would cause him to have a DV charge but how do we get the charges lesser then what they are, he honestly just needs counseling something that should have been assigned before

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Are you the victim? You need to understand that it's very common in domestic violence situations for the victim to say what you're saying. Domestic violence is treated seriously because even though you may feel this way, and know and claim to understand him better than anyone else, the reality is that DV typically repeats itself and gets worse. People have been killed.

Once the police and prosecutor get involved, it's largely out of your hands. Do not expect them to just go easy on your boyfriend because you want them to; especially if he has prior incidents like this.

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Michael Zamzow
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Michael Zamzow
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Sometimes it is helpful to understand that a crime against 'you' is really a crime against the people of the state.

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