Yes, you will need to testify. And there is a statute that allows prosecutor's to use what you told the police. You'll want to be careful about what statements you made and will make, so that you don't end up charged with filing a false police report.
What is your question? If you are aware of a PPO or have been served with one, you should act to respond appropriately to the allegations. If it's from out of state, you will likely need to hire an attorney in that state.
If your husband has received a "summons", he's been charged. The prosecutor will not necessarily drop it if you don't show up - it depends on the severity, how many times, how your husband responded, and his record.
A report has been filed with CPS. Her parents filed a police report when she didn't return home from school. A teenage friend took her to the teen shelter for homeless and run away kids. Her parents and police are there telling her she has to go home with her father, and she's very frightened.
Sounds like this is in the hands of the professionals; I would leave it there. If there's a genuine concern, CPS will take appropriate measures. For your sake, do not involve yourself in this situation in a negative way by having her stay with you.
You can't get the charges dropped; the prosecutor makes that decision. You also cannot just have the no contact order dropped; that's the judge's decision. Can both happen? Yes; will they because you want them to? Not necessarily.
I had 3 pre-trial conferences with the Assistant Prosecutor and my lawyer. 3 dates were scheduled for Jury trial of which, 1 turned into another pre-trial. 2 of them were cancelled due to covid but I was still required to show up in front of the judge and it was literally just the judge calling... Read more »
What is your theory that the county government is responsible for an individual's potentially criminal actions? You also need to consider that police and prosecutors have qualified immunity for their actions.
A more effective route to consider might be suing the person you claim hit you.
Will my boyfriends charges of domestic violence get dismissed If I want to drop the charges?
Hello I pressed charges on my boyfriend for assaulting me he got charged with a misdemeanor and a felony.I bonded him out and let him back secretly because there was a ppo placed on him.Well I had... Read more »
The court, prosecutors, and police are not social workers, mental health experts, or relationship counselors. Your boyfriend is charged with a crime; one that you reported, and then went a step further to request a PPO. And it sounds like you did the necessary but hard work there. However, once you...Read more »
I panicked when writing police report and when talking to detective. Now I have to testify on friday and want to know if I will get into any legal trouble if I tell the truth which is diff then the report
Depends...police reports are not evidence, but if what happened is markedly different from what you reported, you could be charged with making a false report. It is, however, not uncommon that witness or victim testimony differs from what was in the report. Expect the prosecutor to try to reconcile...Read more »
File a police report and see. Depending on what they find, they could recommend a number of criminal charges to the prosecutor, who is ultimately the decider of who gets charged with what. Your boyfriend may also consider applying for a personal protection order.
I have video proof of my spouse physically assaulting me (burning and poking me with a red hot metallic chopstick) while continuously accusing me of *multiple* affairs. Now I moved out and filed for a divorce. Can these videos be used as evidence in court?
Possibly. But Michigan is a no-fault state: all either person needs to say is that there's been a breakdown of the marital relationship. If you were to pursue a civil lawsuit for abuse, those videos may be more necessary. But the best evidence, of course, would be a criminal conviction.
Me and my fiancé got into an argument and I was driving around the block following him and I thought he used a fire arm towards my vehicle but he didn’t & I panicked and called police, he was arrested two days later. I been trying to figure out what to do and how to drop charges, I had been... Read more »
The reality is that once police and the prosecutor get involved, you lose control over what happens. You can be compelled to testify, and if it comes down to it, the prosecutor will request a material witness warrant for you.Will they do it? Who knows. A lot depends on not only what your fiance is...Read more »
I have a 39 year old son who is currently in Rehab, Multiple drug charges, Who thinks that because his name is on my my home, has never paid a dime, expects me to give him the house for him and his girlfriend and her children, he has already aggressively assaulted my daughter over the girlfriend,... Read more »
You may want to contact Adult Protective Services for referrals to community resources - including attorneys - that might help. You will likely either need to force a sale of the home or get him to agree to have his name removed from the home. I'm not sure what you mean by the restraining...Read more »
I have recently terminated relationship with said person after she followed through with threats and called the cops on me. I have video proof of her admitting after the fact saying she lied and made it seem like a domestic. I have no criminal record and don't want one. Do i have any legal... Read more »
Sounds like you have all the evidence you need to determine whether you should continue to be involved with this person. For now, keep what you have in case you need it later. Just know that you continue to engage in a back-and-forth, the court may have equally as short of patience with you as with...Read more »
And I spun around and the knife stabbed me but when police arrived at the house I stated that I fell down the steps and now they are pretty much making me testify against her which I don't wish to do cause it could land me in jail also I need an attorney to represent me in this matter so I can... Read more »
You must appear as ordered by the subpoena. "Pleading the fifth" is a lot more complex than most people realize, and it's absolutely not the case where you can just go into a courtroom, say you're pleading the fifth, and just walk out while everyone shrugs their shoulders. If it...Read more »
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