Q: My ex was arrested for dv after beating me. I was trying to leave. Finally got out. How am I protected now?
I have been getting beat and verbally abused for years by him. I was arrested 3 times because he called in as the abused and I was protecting myself from me extensive injury. My charges were dropped. I lived with him the whole time even though I was legally not allowed in his home. Until last month when all charges were dropped. He never showed up in court for any dates. This attack was much worse and I finally called the police and reported him. How do I know that I am safe? The police were dismissive of my statement and even said they didn't believe me cause they couldn't see bruises... and I was accused of being the aggressor 3 times before. When they went to talk to him, they saw the wrecked house and he admitted to some hitting. He was arrested then bailed out after 12 hrs. I need to know how I can go make my case heard without discrimination bc of my prior charges that were all dropped by DA. I was made to feel like it was my fault by the police because I lived with him
A: I suggest hiring an attorney or getting one appointed to ensure that that does not happen.
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