Domestic Violence Questions & Answers by State

Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: can I have my gf removed from my house for dv without her being charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jun 25, 2015

Answered on Jun 27, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
You can seek a civil protection order without reporting the matter to the police. There is no guarantee they won't find out and press charges, but generally those who seek a civil order only do not attract police attention.

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Q: My boyfriends in jail for dv. No pics or statement. I lied.cop recorded. Am i in trouble at the trial when i tell truth?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jun 26, 2015

Answered on Jun 27, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
If you are planning on contradicting your recorded statement at trial, you need to get an attorney. You could be charged with falsification, if they think you lied in the recorded statement, or perjury, if they think you are lying on the stand.

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Q: If my court case was closed, does that also mean it was expunged.? Thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Jun 24, 2015

Answered on Jun 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Absolutely not. Expungement is a completely separate matter. Go see a local criminal defense attorney about this.

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Q: can child abuse case be tried in criminal or civil courts after it has been dropped from family court & child back home

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Jun 24, 2015

Answered on Jun 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have not given enough facts. Are there pending criminal charges? If so, get a criminal defense attorney on your side swiftly.

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Q: How do I disprove abuse? My soon to be ex wife took pics of bruises claiming I did it when I didn't?

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

Answered on Jun 24, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You are on the right track. The best thing to do, of course, is to hire an attorney.

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Q: My boyfriend is in jail for dv. The state picked up the case after I didn't show up to court. Whats the punishment?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jun 22, 2015

Answered on Jun 23, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
The answer to this question depends on his record, whether you were injured, the personality of the judge and prosecutor, his prior history, his demeanor in court, whether he accepts responsibility, etc. etc. DV can be charged as anything from an M1 to an F3 depending upon history and circumstances and can carry mandatory minimums if the vicitm was pregnant. In other words, there isn't nearly enough information here to answer your question. Has he even been convicted yet? You just say the state...

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Q: I dont have to show up at court for a demestic violent charge does that mean he will most likely go to jail

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Jun 22, 2015

Answered on Jun 23, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No, it does not mean that he will most likely go to jail. I do not have enough facts to comment.

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Q: I filled an injunction last april 2014, and decided to not proceed with charges. Can I reopen ?

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

Answered on Jun 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You might be able to file a repeat violence injunction. Go see a family attorney about this.

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Q: need to know if I need a lawyer or not

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on May 31, 2015

Answered on Jun 21, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If you don't want to accept the deal they have offered, then you should interview some attorneys to see if anyone can these charges dropped.

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Q: I filled an injunction last april 2014, and decided to not proceed with charges. Can I reopen ?

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

Answered on Jun 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Go see a family lawyer about these matters.Many more facts are necessary to come to a conclusion about what you should do, and the best way to do that is to hire a professional.

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Q: My boyfriend is charged with a dv misdemeanor I didn't prosecute him and I didn't call the police what are his chances

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jun 18, 2015

Answered on Jun 20, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
It is impossible to predict his chances without knowing what the prosecutor based the charge upon. Apparently, it was not your complaint. So what evidence do they have against him? If the incident is caught on camera, and he assaulted you, his chances are near zero. If a relative who dislikes him for some known reason is the one making the allegation, his chances are pretty good. There are about a thousand scenarios in between.

You can talk to the prosecutor, but it may not help. You...

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Q: Is internet unity?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jun 16, 2015

Answered on Jun 18, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
That is probably a violation.

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Q: My husband is on a f3 dv. I have charges pressed on him. Can i drop the charges so he can see his kids.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jun 16, 2015

Answered on Jun 18, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
No, you cannot. The decision whether to pursue charges is the prosecutor's. Once you've reported the alleged facts to police, that decision is out of your hands. An uncooperative witness can be a big problem for a prosecutor in a DV case, but, if you do not cooperate, you run the risk of being arrested yourself, or, if you recant a statement or testify falsely of being charged with falsification or perjury.

Your husband needs an attorney. It may be possible to alter the terms of the...

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Q: What are the laws on a 16 year old girl hitting a man the age of 26 and him hitting her back

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Jun 16, 2015

Answered on Jun 18, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Hitting people is a battery, a crime, the girl can be prosecuted for a first degree misdemeanor, which carries a possible punishment of one year in jail.

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Q: I have a question on felony dv trial

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Jun 15, 2015

Answered on Jun 15, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
Look for and hire a local criminal defense attorney with experience in DV cases.

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Q: My boyfriend threatened to shoot me with a shotgun in April 2015. Can I press charges in June 2015?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Jun 14, 2015

Answered on Jun 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The statute of limitations on most felonies is 3 years. This was a felony, and what you can do is report it to the police.

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Q: We live in ca, son hit other son on vacation in Florida and was arrested for DV. Can it be dismissed?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Jun 13, 2015

Answered on Jun 14, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Chances? Slim. Does that answer your question? What are the grounds for dismissal? You did not mention any, and there must be some, but before you start trying to come up with any, perhaps a private criminal defense attorney should be hired to try to come up with legal reasons why the case should be dismissed. Where, precisely, did this occur? Who actually arrested your son? There might not be jurisdiction, but I do not know enough facts, all I have is what you have written, and that is not...

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