Me and my ex wife plead guilty to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge back in 2012. We were both pretty scared since neither had been in trouble with the law before and plead guilty during the hearing in the belief that it would make things easier on the court and therefore us. I was not aware... Read more »
This is an excellent example of how ignorance of the law can really hurt a person. You have pleaded guilty to DV3rd and now wish you had not. Alabama's law on expungement won't work when you pleaded guilty.
The State of Alabama has charged you with DV 3rd. not your husband. You need to get some legal advice right now. If you are convicted of DV3 a presumption will be raised that you are not a fit person to have custody of children. Who bloodied who worse is a police matter. You better concentrate on...Read more »
I'm 19 and have dv3 and possession of a altered firearm. I've had past issues with depression and was discharged from the army for it. I've been seeking help since I got home. The night it happened she came home and flipped out that I had it and then started talking down upon me... Read more »
You need to go to court represented by an attorney. THis is serious, both for your welfare and you risk of conviction. If you can't afford an attorney make sure you ask the personnel in the Court to give you a hardship affidavit so you can ask the Court to appoint an attorney for you. DO NOT...Read more »
No necessarily. I would bet that your question really is this: "I filed for a PFA, and now I have changed my mind and don't want one, because we have made up. If I just don't show up, with the PFA be dismissed?" That is not a smart move on your part. You should go to court and...Read more »
We have a two year old that he willingly signed the birth certificate to. I know we will have a custody set in place for her. He does not wish to sign the birth certificate of our second child who is due to be born in June. If we get divorced before the baby is born will he still have custodial... Read more »
There was some basis for the arrest other than your statements. The officers saw marks on you, or had some other basis for the arrest. The important thing for you to understand is that this is out of your hands. Who called the police? Why? What was going on? If your boyfriend is falsely accused,...Read more »
You must follow the order of the court concerning the visitation. If you believe that the child is in danger because of this, then you must go to the court which issued the visitation order and ask that the visitation be suspended.
My husband was recently charged with this crime without me giving a statement to the officers stating that I was choked by him which I wasn't. We had recently about 3 hours prior to the officers coming out got into a shirt pulling arm grabbing confrontation which I initiated. He tried to leave... Read more »
This is a set of facts which the Court will sort out. It is not up to you to drop charges or some such. He is going to trial. He needs to get a criminal defense attorney and he needs to get one right now.
He and his wife live in Alabama and had an arguement and as he tried to leave the house she jumped on his back trying to stop him. In the process she had a scratch. He told her he wanted to leave and she called the police and accused him of hitting her. She has a pattern of calling the police... Read more »
They told her they were gonna just charge me with public intoxication, but they charged me with domestic violence 3rd. She still doesn't want to press any charges. What should we do and what should I expect if the charges aren't dropped. This is the only domestic violence charge I've... Read more »
Your girlfriend does not get to decide if you will be charged or not, nor is it her option to decide to "drop the charges" DO NOT plead guilty to this without good legal advice. Get a lawyer to represent you in court. If you don't have the money to hire a lawyer, ask the Court to...Read more »
I need to know if I can use this court date to get full custody of my son. He has our son right now because he is going to school in a different county from where I had to relocate ( to stay with my parents). I just want my child and I never want to have to come in contact with his father again, if... Read more »
You need to hire a lawyer to defend you in this matter. You went to jail because the police officers believed you committed the offense. That's why you were charged. DO NOT simply plead guilty to Domestic Violence. Get an attorney on this one.
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