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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: Can I get a restraining order on my sister who lives in another state. She harrasses my family and me and threatens us.

She makes false and damaging accusations and threatens to come to our home. She is a 1/3 owner of the property. We are selling Wich is what she wants. But still threatens us. We do not want her coming to the house

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 16, 2019

If your sister is out of state, you will have some issues regarding the court's jurisdiction. If she comes into the state, it is a different matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: If a domestic violence case was dismissed, can I purchase a firearm?

In 2016 I was convicted of domestic violence with minor injury in Kentucky and placed on diversion for 2 years with a 1 year sentence on the shelf and promise of expungement upon completion. In October 2018, I completed the diversion and the case was dismissed. Some employers say that it shows on... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 16, 2019

You should be able to purchase the gun if the case was dismissed. However, the expungement process is not automatic. The obligation is on you to take the necessary steps to expunge the record. Hence, if you haven’t, I’m sure that’s why they’re still seeing it on your record.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: How can I get charges dropped on a domestic violence case

Me and my boyfriend have been together for over a year now and have a daughter together we recently got in a heated argument and things got out of hand and he ended up slapping me and some of the neighbors and kids outside saw and called the police I don’t want to press charges I believe we can... Read more »

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Oct 15, 2019

The State controls the charging decision, not the victim, so you can make your feelings known however you do not get to "choose" what the State does.

If you want to help him, get him a lawyer who can plan a defense using your cooperation that is efficient and effective.

A good...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Iowa on
Q: What exactly is slander or deformation of character? Can I be sued if what I'm saying is absolutely true?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

It varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and can vary from one situation from another. Simply put it is a false statement that hurts a person's reputation. You are allowed to express an opinion and you are allowed to state facts - everything else is a grey area. Yes, you can be sued even if what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: what can i do if my estrange husband filed a DV against me falsely, with the courts
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 14, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED.

IF THE POLICE CONTACT THE DA AND THE DA FILES THEN YOU HAVE TO GO TO COURT TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.

EITHER YOU HIRE A PRIVATE LAWYER OR A COURT APPOINTED LAWYER WILL ASSIST YOU.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Parent open car door in backseat of moving vehicle with children in backseat. How illegal is this?

I'm wondering if this is child endangerment and if I, as the 18 y/o sister of the children and step daughter of the parent, can press charges or what kinds of legal action I can take. There are other recurring problems in the household but this recent act, as well as other verbal insults and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 14, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED.

I DO NOT DO FAMILY LAW BUT THIS SOUNDS MORE LIKE A CRIMINAL MATTER.

CLEARLY BOTH AREAS OF LAW ADDRESS ISSUES LIKE THIS..........CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES MIGHT BE A START. HOWEVER, I WOULD TRY TO SET UP A FREE CONSULTATION WITH A LOCAL LAWYER SO THE S/HE CAN HEAR...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be charged with domestic abuse battery for pointing my finger at my ex wife that I have been divorced from

400 miles away from

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 14, 2019

Pointing your finger is not a battery. Touching her with your finger may be a battery.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Immigration Law on
Q: can my canadian boyfriend be a partner sponsor with 1 domestic assult, 4 breaches of recognize and criminal assultment

He is still on process of divorce but we aren't sure if we should terminate the case to move on to our marriage issue or I should look for other way to get visa to be together

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 13, 2019

what is a breach of recognize and and what is a criminal assultment?

If he has convictions for any crime, I doubt a visa will be issued even if married

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Q: My brother & his girlfriend have lived in N. Carolina for about 6 yrs. and they have 2 kids. The girlfriend left with

Her new boyfriend and one of the children. When she arrived in Rhode Island she filed a domestic violence complaint with the courts in R.I. and she alleges the violence occurred in NC. Shouldn't she file in NC? Fyi- she filed this complaint to prevent my brother from driving to RI to bring the... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Oct 10, 2019

A2: Your brother would be well advised to consult with an attorney or two (one in each jurisdiction) to understand how the court handles the jurisdictional issue you present on his behalf. When there is a custody order in the foreign(to RI) jurisdiction, the case will normally be heard there. BUT,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Q: My brother & his girlfriend have lived in N. Carolina for about 6 yrs. and they have 2 kids. The girlfriend left with

Her new boyfriend and one of the children. When she arrived in Rhode Island she filed a domestic violence complaint with the courts in R.I. and she alleges the violence occurred in NC. Shouldn't she file in NC? Fyi- she filed this complaint to prevent my brother from driving to RI to bring the... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Oct 10, 2019

Your brother would be well advised to consult with an attorney or two (one in each jurisdiction) to understand how the court handles the jurisdictional issue you present on his behalf. When there is a custody order in the foreign(to RI) jurisdiction, the case will normally be heard there. BUT, if... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Mergers & Acquisitions for Texas on
Q: Court ordered drug test at probation office

What are they for ....

How can results be shared

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Oct 10, 2019

Refraining from the use of intoxicating substances is typically a condition of probation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: Can you get a licence to carry a firearm or purchase a firearm if your case gets dismissed for domestic violence?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Oct 10, 2019

As long as "dismissed" actually means DISMISSED rather than Deferred Adjudication... because Deferred Adjudication counts as a conviction for LTC purposes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence on
Q: Can I resolve a Tennessee warrant from Georgia?

Can I resolve a Tennessee warrant from Georgia?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

Yes. You can resolve it in the state of its origin

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: Im being charged for my daughter protecting herself against children coming to my house to assualt her. What should i do

I was put on probation ans assigned to classes. I have nothing to do with the case

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Oct 9, 2019

It kinda sounds like it’s already over. So you should probably just do the classes and stay out of trouble until your probation ends.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for New York on
Q: Why would a court appearance be changed to a sooner date?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 8, 2019

There are a zillion reasons

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: My exHusband is being accused of sexual battery by his current wife & has been arrested, I have no idea how 2help
Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Oct 8, 2019

Thanks for your question and I am sorry for the situation. IF YOU HAVE THE RESOURCES TO ASSIST HIM WITH BAIL, that would be the most immediate help. Hiring a lawyer would also be in his best interest. If you speak with him from the jail remind him telephone calls are subject to being recorded and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: If someone is being charged for a domestic abuse on a pregnant woman but the woman tried to drop the charge because

It wasn’t true, exactly what could happen in court to the man that has been wrongly accused?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 7, 2019

The penalty he's facing depends on her injuries and his record. He needs a criminal attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'm hiring a lawyer to try and get this person a deal in court. How does that go about.
Steven Pacillio
Steven Pacillio answered on Oct 4, 2019

Many experienced criminal defense attorneys offer an initial consultation at no cost. You should contact an experienced defense attorney who practices in the jurisdiction where the charges are pending. The attorney can discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the case and help the client make an... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Does incomplete or invalid information such as address invalidate a restraining order?

My ex had her friend serve me with a restraining order, but address line is not filled out, and some other information is incorrect or invalid. Also I was given nothing to sign upon service. Does this make it invalid?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 3, 2019

probably not but more info needed.

seek out the advice of a lawyer in your community.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: How many days is a 15 year old reported runaway considered disappeared/missing???

My 15 year old cousins mom filed a runaway report on September 26. We the family yet have to believe she had to do something with his disappearance but police wont do anything because she filed the report as a runaway..

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 3, 2019

There is no set number of days. Whether law enforcement considers a person missing will depend on the specific facts of each case.

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