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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Ex new partner has a felony against a child, what should I do?

Our son is 5 years old and is now sharing information with us (My husband and I) when he comes home from his fathers house. He is now telling us about “Brenda”.

Brenda would be the 4th woman my ex has brought around my son. I haven’t had any issues prior to the others as I always... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: What action should I take if I am possibly being charged as the perpetrator in a domestic violence case

I was actually the victim and only defending myself, I have pictures to prove I was being pinned up against my car when the incident occurred, I was not aware the cops were even called until they had already gone. I am on DISSABILITY and can not afford to pay a lawyer..No one has even gotten my... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Speak with a lawyer who will defend you, that's the first action you should take. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Does a defendant have the right to file for a speedy trial in GA? 4 felony charges domestic violence related.

My cousin has been in carcerated in a GA county jail for approx 2 months and don't know when he'll make his 1st appearance. Isn't there a law against waiting so long to see a judge?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Sep 28, 2022

You need to ask this question in a Georgia forum instead of a Minnesota forum. Laws vary significantly from state to state.

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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: My mother has legal custody of my daughter but moved out of state w/o her. She’s in my care but we live in moms hous

e, which mom is maliciously having me evicted from, after convincing me she’d sell me the house so that I’d stop paying rent in order to save to buy. I can’t leave my daughter alone there. How do I protect us from retaliation if I file for emergency custody when no one is willing to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: What if my lawyer failed to submit my defense evidence and now the court will not accept my self defense plea.
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Sep 27, 2022

That would arguably be ineffective assistance of counsel. But you should speak with an attorney directly about this issue to figure out next steps.

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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Indiana on
Q: What do I do to get a false charge off my background? How can I prove my case when the charge is 6 yrs old?

The accuser filed a false report and moved out of state. I went to court about 4 or 5 times before I mistakenly missed a court date. I turned myself in for missing court. The next day at court, I was told by the judge that since I had missed one court appearance after making several appearances... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Will I go to jail right away when I turn myself in for a DV charge with no bond set? My fiance was the aggressor.

I left the night of argument before it escalated. I left and went to my fiance sisters. Meanwhile my fiance walked to her mom's cuz I took the car. Her mother called police cuz she bruised her knee from kneeing a door. No charges pressed. I went home following day. A month later was visited... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 27, 2022

Not going to be thrown out just yet, perhaps. When you turn yourself in, a bond will be set; be prepared to post or have someone ready to post on your behalf. It would be wise for you to retain an attorney immediately to help you through this process.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: Why does a domestic violence show up on my federal criminal background check when i was dismissed of the charge in Ohio

My record was also sealed my lawyer had done. Could it not been sent to federal government database? Theres nothing of me in the system my lawyer had clerk of courts run me an theres nothing in the system of me in ohio

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Sep 26, 2022

Some employers are exempt from the record sealing laws and can see a sealed record. Adult records are never truly destroyed. The basic rule of thumb is that any employer who will put the physical safety of living human beings in your hands is exempt: hospitals, schools, law enforcement, day and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for North Carolina on
Q: I was involved in a domestic violence situation 8/25/22 in front of my 3 years old . I’m afraid this will cause trauma

what should I do if cops didn’t take the offender into custody and I have bruises and marks

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: My ex filed an abuse allegations against me and signed the safety plan, but I didn’t. Can I go get my kids

The caseworker found no evidence of abuse and actually learned that it was coming from him and his fiancé. I talked with my attorney and she said it was just a suggestion and I can technically go get my kids.

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Alabama on
Q: Officers told me to leave my house after I was gone for 3 weeks. They told me that it now is considered my husband's.

My husband was recently convicted of molesting his 9 year old daughter and is now a registered offender of a minor. I left with our child because he refused to leave and I did not want to be around him. I been communicating with him about my belongings frequently. We agree to a time to meet so I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Can my spouse drop me from his insurance? I have Stage IV breast cancer & he threatens to if I don’t do what he demands.

I need to know if he Can do this because I’m in treatment & he has done this ever since we found out about the reoccurrence in my bones last holiday season. I’ve been back in treatment since then & this is constant. I can’t argue with him in case he actually does this. Thanks

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Sep 25, 2022

The court cannot interfere in a marriage unless someone files for divorce or separation. So, he can take you off his insurance. The fact that he had threatened to do that while you are battling this illness probably tells you what should happen next. You should speak to an attorney immediately... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for North Carolina on
Q: Can I press charges against a parent for abusing me during my childhood and trying to attack me now? I'm 22 yo female.

My dad abused me physically/emotionally/mentally my entire childhood. Today he got violent with me as an adult and tried to attack me. I was scared for my life, genuinely. I wanted to call the cops but I am scared to press charges. If I don't have any marks on me but have a witness to him... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for North Carolina on
Q: Can I press charges against a parent for abusing me during my childhood and trying to attack me now? I'm 22 yo female.

My dad abused me physically/emotionally/mentally my entire childhood. Today he got violent with me as an adult and tried to attack me. I was scared for my life, genuinely. I wanted to call the cops but I am scared to press charges. If I don't have any marks on me but have a witness to him... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Missouri on
Q: Do I have a defense against false allegations of domestic abuse even though it went uncontested due to ignorance of law?

My partner and I parted after police made me leave our home but after that we got back together and lived together and have since then because I was told by him that I didn't need to go to court and contest it but he would take care of it and have it dropped. Instead since I didn't show... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: If someone throws a rock at your car in florida can you legally shoot back?

In florida throwing a rock at someones car is projecting a deadly missile. My question is if someone throws something at your car in a road rage incident that can injure you or your passengers is it legal to shoot back (stand your ground law). I need professional legal advice from someone who knows... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Sep 24, 2022

Your question is vague as to the timing of the events, as well as the specific danger posed by the rock-thrower. You may "stand your ground" with reasonable force that is necessary for self-defense - that is, to stop an ongoing attack that may cause death or great bodily injury to you.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: How can I get a transcript of court proceedings in 1991 in Bell County Tx.? Also a copy of conviction in it's entirety i
Stephen A. Nicholas
Stephen A. Nicholas
answered on Sep 25, 2022

To obtain a transcript, contact the court reporter if the court in which the case was heard. That would be the starting point for the transcript. 31 years is a long time to retain a transcript, depending on the type of case & what happened in the case (appeals, etc.). A copy of the conviction,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: If I'm not on the scene when the police show up how long do they have to arrest me on the charges?

BTW she filed them at the police station bc I have had no contact with her whatsoever and she is not allowed on my property but they came looking for me at my house.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 26, 2022

Misdemeanors must be instituted within 1 year of the incident. Most Felonies must be initiated within various numbers of years.

0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My husband went to jail on a domestic abuse battery charge but they charged him with a felony what should I expect?

I got charged with domestic abuse battery misdemeanor and bonded out but his bond still hasn't been set we have a 1 year old daughter together and I don't want him to do any hard time

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: What type of crime is it when the attorney conspires with a Retired attorney who has turned in resignation

To do you harm onto the victim by sanitizing Social Security ministration benefits making the victim a conflict of interest and the state in which they live Respondent/retired attorney continually violates the protection order with no repercussion but when the victim fills out a police report the... Read more »

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