Domestic Violence Questions & Answers by State

Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: How to get a domestic assault and no contact order dropped?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 6, 2016

You should meet with, consult, and retain an attorney to assist you. These matters are not as easy to resolve as many people first think.
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Q: my fiance is facing time on dv with previous relationship.i just found out we are pregnant

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Answered on May 6, 2016

You can be a character witness and you facts may help in sentencing. Talk to your boyfriend's lawyer.
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Q: I filed a report for Family violence back at the end of October 2015. Can I pursue pressing charges now?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on May 3, 2016

Is your October 2015 expired? If so and if it doesn't provide the relief that you seek now then, yes, you can file now.
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Q: what happens if I violate a restraining order that I made?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Answered on May 2, 2016

Your "facts" are a bit too vague. Either there is or there is not a FRO. There are very serious consequences for violating an FRO. It could ruin your life and cause you more problems than you realize. Do not try to handle this yourself.To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in person consultation with an experienced domestic violence trial attorney.
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Q: If I have been accused by Step Daughter of Beating her and I'm being investigated by DEFACS should I contact a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

Yes. The allegations are very serious and so are the consequences so I would highly recommend that you retain an attorney to represent you as nobody else is going to look out for your interests in the situation you describe.
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Q: My bf has a previous DV conviction. We had a fight one night & the neighbors called a cop. They took him in jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 25, 2016

Your boyfriend needs to get an attorney. The state can proceed with the case whether you want them to or not, and they tend to disbelieve when a DV victim recants or alters the story after the fact.
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Q: I have had my husband arrested for aggravated assault. He plead to 10 yrs probation in july 2015. Last month he threaten

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 17, 2016

You need an attorney to help you navigate this as this is very serious. No, you do not have to face him in court if you file for a protective order as you can do that without him, but you may have to face him at hearing later (see the family violence division in your county). Yes, he could be in contempt of court and he should go to jail for this. It doesn't matter whether he wants to "sign the papers" if you want a divorce, then file for one and state that the reason is domestic violence....
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Q: Do I need to go to the preliminary hearing even if I don't want to press charges

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 16, 2016

If you are subpoenaed, you are legally required to go to court. In the real world, little is ever done when a victim doesn't show up, but sometimes the judge will issue a warrant for an uncooperative victim.
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Q: My bf got arrested for DV Friday 2am.. A neighbor called the cops bc I was screaming and crying..

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 12, 2016

Your boyfriend needs to get an attorney. They can proceed with a case whether you want them to or not, but it doesn't sound like they're going to have much evidence.
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Q: What happens if a victim has no physical injuries the police could see and doesn't show at grand jury hearing for F4 DV

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 7, 2016

It will probably get no billed, unless there are other witnesses
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Q: What type of lawyer would I need that handels harassment? I'm not even sure if that is the correct word.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Apr 7, 2016

You can consider filing an injunction against this woman. There are certain requirements to meet and prove for the injunction to work. I suggest that you contact a civil, family law, or criminal defense attorney to discuss further. Good luck.
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Q: How long do I have to file spousal abuse after the incident in the State of Georgia?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 27, 2016

If you are afraid of him, then file for a Protective Order. Call the county where you live and they will walk you through the procedure. It can be temporary (6 mos.) or permanent. This will give you time to sort things out. You should also consider a counselor.
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Q: I'm 19 years old going on 20 and was 18 at the time. So how could the order my dad to stay away from me?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 26, 2016

At 18 you are a minor and if there is some court order for him to stay away then he has been shown to be a danger. Read the court order and if it expires when you turn 19, then you can see your father unless there is a restraining order or something like that.
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Q: I need questions because I never made allegations on my dad but the state of Georgia said I can't be around him.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 25, 2016

If this is what the Judge has ordered, then you must comply with the court order no matter what your father may or may not have done to you. The court is looking out for your best interest under the circumstances. You can always hire a private attorney to petition the court for unsupervised visitation on your behalf.
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Q: I had my husband arrested & served with a TPO. He was charged with false imprisonment. And he been indicted

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 6, 2016

The charges won't be dropped. It is up to the district attorney and it sound like this case is going to trial or going to have plea.

Q: How long does a protective order stay in effect?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 6, 2016

Temporary ~ 6 months. Permanent a year or more.

Q: I the accuser did not press domestic violence charges however the accused did receive a charge. Why is that?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 6, 2016

The police and the prosecutor have decided that there is enough evidence to press charges. You are now just the victim and a witness.

Q: If I file a domestic violence report do I have to press charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 6, 2016

The police will decide whether or not to press charges and arrest the alleged perpetrator.

Q: in domestic violence case if no one pressed charges is there a case

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 6, 2016

If the State decides there is a case, then there is a case. You are both just witnesses.
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Q: How to drop DV charges on my 22 year old brother?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 6, 2016

It is up to the State. You are now just a witness.
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