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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: My boyfriend got charges with domestic violence and assault. The state picked it up. Will he got to jail? What can I do?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 22, 2020

If you receive a subpoena to testify, then you go and testify. The court will then decide what happens to him. He should use the Find a Lawyer tab to get an attorney to represent him.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: what does it mean to be a “suspect” in a family violence case?

My husband and I are going through a horrible time. He has been cheating and is violent to me. I have begged him to leave and he wouldn’t. The other day I told him I wanted a divorce and he grabbed my wrists so tight and wouldn’t let go. He was hurting me. I bit him to try to get away. He... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 22, 2020

The responding officer will write up his incident report and turn it over to a detective who will decide whether or not to pursue a criminal case.

Based on your description of the incident, your husband committed assault against you by grabbing your wrists and your biting was lawful to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: If a phone was found with 5 different sets of DNA could that evidence be used in court?

aggrivated offenders only having to serve a third of their time? Is that true ?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 22, 2020

Test results showing DNA from 5 people on a phone might be good evidence if your intention was to show that multiple people came into contact with that particular phone.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: I was placed on probation for 8 years. My crime was aggravated domestic assault

Since then the order of no contact was lifted and signed by Judge Vance. I have completed my ordered classes, paid off my fines and court costs. I still reside with the "victim".

I am at the halfway mark in terms of my probation.

How can I go about filing a motion for termination... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 21, 2020

You can file a Motion to Modify your Sentence to Unsupervised Probation for the remainder. You need all costs paid perfectly, and the PO or DA can oppose it if they want. These Motions are usually granted if not immediately, then later. I recommend you have a competent attorney file it and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: No probation for DV. I didn’t get injured at all. I haven’t seen the video yet. They won’t show me.

I told the police what had happened we were arguing and when I was shoved something broke and my mom thought we were fighting. My boyfriend wanted the keys to leave the scene so we went outside as we were outside we continued to argue and that’s when I believe a neighbor got us arguing on tape n... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 21, 2020

more info needed.

you need to talk to a criminal lawyer that handles that county and knows the DA's and Judges there.

almost all family members who are victims modify their story to favor the accused and to protect him/her from prosecution and or explain they don't want the arrest...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Domestic violence

So I was 8 months pregnant when my boyfriend hit me because we had just broke up. He made me so emotional because I was at the end of my pregnancy and he left me for someone else. But after he hit me I called the cops and they arrived 5 minutes later. But he was not at the scene. The police decided... Read more »

Thomas Briody
Thomas Briody answered on Jan 21, 2020

Don’t lie for him. The felony on his record is not your fault. It’s not your job to ‘get it off his record.’ You could benefit from some private legal consultation. Even if you are now on good terms, there is no real excuse for striking a woman, much less one who is 8 months pregnant.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My mom called the police on me and my boyfriend for arguing and she has a video of us arguing and he pushes me once.

He went to jail for one night I bailed him out that morning he got charged for domestic violence . It is his first offense but he is on informal probation right now. Will he be serving serious time? Or is there a chance the judge will recommend formal probation for longer time and anger management... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 21, 2020

more info needed. the answer will be controlled by the facts? the bottom line is to hire a lawyer asap and don't discuss this on an open forum where anyone can later read it.

is he on probation for DV?

were you injured in either incident?

what does the video show?...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Ocs or dcfs was called on my family for domestic violence what could happen.

Can kids be taken away?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2020

Yes your children can go to foster care. Hire a juvenile court lawyer and follow your case plan.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: If I had a Kentucky DVO issued against me how is that listed on my record? How long is it on my record?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 17, 2020

It is listed as a civil order. Indefinitely.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for New York on
Q: Divorcing my wife who I had a baby with. She's threatening to show Judge a video of me with a Knife from last year.

When I moved to a new state. I reconnected with my ex girlfriend who I still loved. I used my savings to help her move across the country with me (flights, car shipping, etc.) We discussed for her to get acclimated with the new city and then find a job to start helping contribute to our household.... Read more »

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Jan 16, 2020

The video may have an impact but you will have rights no matter what.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My bf and my roommate fought on the freeway and I want to know the worst-case-scenario outcome for my bf.

I was not there. Bf drove my car. He and roomy argued. Roomy demanded to be let out, middle lane, many cars, going fast - request not yet possible. Roomy put car in park and turned off ignition, and doesn't let bf put it back on; bf flails and does what he can to try. Roomy pins bf's arms and neck.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 15, 2020

more info needed.

the case will be fact based..........what can they prove?

it sounds like self defense up until there was a cease fire and your boyfriend reinitiated the fight.

contact a criminal lawyer and write down the facts as they are fresh in his mind now but may not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: My 15 year old son has 6 domestic battery charges from assaulting me I fear him how can I get him out of my house

He has bruised his 6 yr old brother and destroyed walls and doors does drugs and alcohol they give him home detention he broke that then ankle monitor he cut that off now he’s in JDC for 21 days and I HAVE TO PICK HIM UP OR I GOTO jail never been there don’t deserve to go for not picking up my... Read more »

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

One route is to file an injunction to keep him away from you. Also, if he has an open criminal case, the judge more likely than not, have requested him to be away from you, your house, your place of employment, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: My boyfriend went to jail for a dom battery 1st,is he looking at alot of jail time for this?

He has a court date for thursday, possible he will get out that day?

Malcolm P. LaVergne
Malcolm P. LaVergne answered on Jan 15, 2020

Yes (with restrictions), or you can bail him out before that date, unless specifically denied by a judge. He's facing 180 day in jail, but most likely probation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: My boyfriend was arrested for domestic violence against me i want to drop charges can i if so how i think the state

Pressed The charges originally but if im the victim cant i have them dropped

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jan 14, 2020

You can drop the charges all you want to; however, the State will still think there is or was a case. It could take you 3 to 4 court cases to completely get them dropped if you back off. Don't file charges if you don't mean them.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: I was hired by center for family Services in Glassboro NJ and fired for a disqualifying conviction, why?

Aggravated Assault first degree Felony.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jan 13, 2020

You committed a very serious violent crime. No employer is going to want to take the risks associated with your employment. You really need to take actions to prove that you have or are in the process of rehabilitating yourself.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: How do you get a danco dropped or can you even? If you modify an ofp does that modify the danco as well?

By bf and I have an ofp and also a danco. I have court this wed to ask to modify the ofp as I'm pregnant and want phone calls and for him to attend my Dr appts. Hes in treatment. If they grant the ofp modification does that go for the danco as well or do I have to do something else for the danco to... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 13, 2020

If there are multiple orders prohibiting contact they would all need to be modified in order for contact to be allowed. If only one is modified, the other would remain in effect and contact would be a violation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: I don't want to testify against my bf will I be in trouble if I don't ? Its a domestic assault type case

My bf is being charged with 2nd deg assault w/dangerous weapon. I don't want to testify as I dont want him to go to jail. The issue was he was on drugs and now in a long term treatment program. I wanted him to get help for his issues. He is pleading not guilty and taking it to trial. If I get... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 13, 2020

You could be held in contempt and the judge could also issue a warrant for your arrest.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have an restraining order on my husband he was ordered to move out of our house can he turn off my pge

we are going thru a divorce also

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 13, 2020

more info needed.

you are asking if he can shut off your gas? whose name is it in? if his transfer to your name.

bring this to the attention of your family law attorney as I do not do divorces.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for New York on
Q: How can I become an emancipated minor in the State of New York if I face mental, emotional, And physical abuse?
Nina Mironenko
Nina Mironenko answered on Jan 13, 2020

File a petition in family court to be emancipated. There should be a help center in the county family court.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Mississippi on
Q: Any liability witnessing aggravated domestic violence dispute as a security officer off property and did not call 911

Any consequences not calling 911

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 12, 2020

Potentially. Security personnel have an obligation to assist and maintain people's safety within the grounds of the premises. I would highly encourage you to reach out to a lawyer to discuss further. Feel free to reach out to any one on here by clicking the contact information next to their name.... Read more »

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