Brook Park, OH asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio

Q: My boyfriends domestic violence charge was dismissed at defendants cost. Can they reopen it?

My boyfriend was charged with DV he was arrested and tpo was issued. This was with my son who is 25. My boyfriend got out on bond I read his court papers and clearly they lied to get a tpo it said my boyfriend came after my son and my son defended himself. Which that isn't even what my son wrote in his statement. I called the courts and told them and it was immediately dismissed at defendents cost. That's all it says now can they reopen the case?

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Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
  • Canton, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If a charge is not dismissed "with prejudice" it can be raised again as long as it is within the statute of limitations.

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