Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee

Q: Me and ex live together and both names are on the lease. We got into an argument where he pushed me so I hit him

Daughter called police and we both filed dv reports against each other, now there is a no contact order but we live together. Usually our schedules match up where we don't come in contact with each other but when I arrived home he was there and called the police saying he was there 1st so I had to leave my home with no where to go and couldnt take my children with me . He says if I retract my statement then I can come back to the house because this will cancel out the 2 reports voiding the no contact rule, is this true? Will we still have to go to court if I retract my statement? We've talked and worked things out with the kids because no one was harmed and the "fight" wasnt extreme. What can I do about getting back into my only place of residence especially since we have 4 kids. I do not fear him and was comfortable leaving kids with him. We are not nor have we ever been married and have only lived together for 2yrs

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Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: That is NOT true. Hire an attorney immediately before you pick up a new charge.

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