Domestic Violence Questions & Answers by State

Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: I got charge for domestic violence misdemeanor ,I moved states before my court date wha\'s gonna happen?

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Washington on Sep 4, 2015

Answered on Sep 4, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
When you fail to appear a warrant for your arrest will be issued. They cannot move the criminal case to where you live not. You have to go back.. The best thing to do is hire a private criminal defense attorney there.

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Q: My boyfriend was arrested early this morning and is being charged with felony domestic battery involving strangulation?

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Aug 29, 2015

Answered on Aug 29, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
His arraignment is not tomorrow morning, that would be first appearance. It depends upon many things but he will most likely be released or he might get released if he posts bail.

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Q: What do you do if the petitioner of an injunction for protection is provoking or having people contact the respondent?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Aug 23, 2015

Answered on Aug 24, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon the facts, but I might move to dissolve the injunction.

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Q: I was blackmailed into pressing charges on someone that didnt do anything. Will i be charged for lying? Charges were 2nd

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on Jul 13, 2015

Answered on Aug 22, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You really need to have at least a consultation with an attorney about this. You do not want to say anything else that could incriminate you in a public forum. Good luck.

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Q: My boyfriend didn't actually hit me and now he faces immigration what can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Arizona on Jun 17, 2015

Answered on Aug 17, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
There aren't a lot of lawyers on this site answering either Arizona criminal law or immigration questions. You can use the Find a Lawyer tool to look for lawyers.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and...

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Q: My gf called the cops because I kick her car and they are charge me with dv but they still haven't caught me its been

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Arizona on Jun 10, 2015

Answered on Aug 17, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
There aren't a lot of lawyers on this site answering Arizona criminal law questions. You can use the Find a Lawyer tool to look for lawyers.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the...

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Q: My boyfriend hit me and now has charges that I did not file. Is there anyway charges can be dropped in domestic violence

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Aug 11, 2015

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
You can let the prosecutor know that you are not interested in pursuing the case, but it is the prosecutor's call whether or not to proceed. While an uncooperative witness is the death of many DV cases, the court can compel you to testify, and there can be consequences if you ignore a subpoena.

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Q: Do i still have to appear in court to dismiss a tpo, when the papers were never served?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on Aug 11, 2015

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
You obviously know that there is a court date so somehow service was perfected so you better show up in court unless you want to make it worse or possibly go to jail for failure to appear.

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Q: if i didn't press charges on my baby's father but the state picked it up? could i lie to the state stating i gave false

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on Dec 13, 2014

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
If you think any attorney in their right mind would tell you to lie in a legal proceeding you are seriously mistaken. You could lie and end up getting convicted of perjury. Retain an attorney to sort out this mess, before you find yourself in more a serious criminal trouble. Good luck.

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Q: My mom has a crazy friend and im 15. How many times do i have to be hit until i can hit back?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on Jun 10, 2015

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
That is not what this is about. Go to the nearest police station and tell them what is going on, and explain that you want to press criminal charges against him. Also call DYFS. Good luck.

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Q: how does the State IN press charges on a domestic battery resulting in injury if the victim doesnt want to file charges

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on Jun 20, 2015

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Based on the proofs available to the State they can do so. You cannot waive the penalties that exist under criminal statues. Good luck.

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Q: Can a victim press charged for DV even if they have a warrant for outstanding ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on Jul 5, 2015

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
The 2 occurrences are unrelated. However to be on the safe side, you should post bail on the warrant first and then seek a TRO. Good luck. You should retain counsel right away.

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Q: If the state picked up his (simpl assault charge why did he get released even with a tro filed days prior to his release

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on Jul 22, 2015

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to immediately retain experienced matrimonial counsel to address your concerns. I don't need to tell you that you are sitting on a time bomb. Good luck.

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Q: My 17 year old daughter was hit twice by her 17 year old boyfriend. Can I press charges against him?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on Jul 20, 2015

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
This incident happened in a foreign country, so it is questionable.

You may have a cause of action against the school if your daughter sustained injuries for negligent supervision. You need to see an attorney right away.

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Q: When I call the police while my dad is hitting my mom will my dad be arrested?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on Jul 24, 2015

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Yes, but that is the least of the problems your family is facing. Your parents need to retain attorneys.

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Q: How much time is my fiance facing in a domestic violence and child abuse case?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Jersey on Jul 27, 2015

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You should listed to what you are being told. They know what they are talking about. Without knowing the specific charges against him, an attorney can only guess. Retain an attorney and good luck.

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Q: if my boy friend in jail on a dv and I don't come to court but the witness is can he still be chared.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Aug 10, 2015

Answered on Aug 10, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
If he is going to court, he has already been charged. And yes, he can be convicted without your testimony if there are other witnesses.

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Q: My boyfriend has beaten on me while I was pregnant and after my baby but I've never called the cops and when I went to

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Aug 9, 2015

Answered on Aug 10, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to get a lawyer for yourself who does criminal defense work. The lawyer will know what to do.

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Q: I put charges on my baby's father domestic violence and now he in jail it's been 2 months. Can I possibly take them off?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on Jul 7, 2015

Answered on Aug 6, 2015

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Brian John Willett's answer
No, only the State can dismiss charges. It is not your decision once charges are filed.

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Q: My boyfriend has been abusing me for over a year now he recently put me in the hospital for running me over with a car.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on Jul 16, 2015

Answered on Aug 6, 2015

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Brian John Willett's answer
Try acting like an adult and leave the loser.You and your child are going to end up injured or dead.

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