Domestic Violence Questions & Answers by State

Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: could a prosecutor from one county discuss a client's case with another prosecutor from another county

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 27, 2016

Yes this is done all the time.
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Q: I have a protective order but my ex boyfriend still seem to come around me a lot can I get in trouble for that cuz I'm

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 26, 2016

If you got a protective order is against your boyfriend, call the police if you see him around. You won't get into trouble. If your boyfriend got a protective order against you, you must avoid him.
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Q: I was recently a victim of domestic violence in the state of RI, I want to drop the charges, am I allowed to?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 26, 2016

Speak with an advocate, or an attorney. The judges will likely have some important questions for you that you should be ready for.
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Q: What happens when dcf asks you to take a drug test and you don't go

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

Unless they have some type of warrant or court order then you are not under any duty to comply. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: What happens if a 15 year old teenager hits a child around the age of 5?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 23, 2016

Nothing unless its reported to police, they investigate and find sufficient evidence to charge the teenager with harassment or assault. Then the teenager is in the juvenile system and a lot of different things can happen, including a warning and jail at the opposite ends.
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Q: pro-se petitioner stalking case, will judge listen to voicemail & view video?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Answered on Sep 21, 2016

Call the judge's judicial assistant (secretary) and ask what format the judge prefers.
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Q: If on probation for DUI, & a person gets charged with domestic violence and abuse. What will happen to the person?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 21, 2016

You can have your probation revoked for committing another crime while on probation. Jail time is a likelihood.
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Q: My husband was picked up on domestic violence by strangulation, I never pressed charges

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Sep 21, 2016

This is a 3rd Degree Felony if he had no prior family violence findings in his criminal history record. Otherwise it is a 2nd Degree Felony. This is very serious and should be taken seriously even if you do not want the charges filed. The State can pick up the charges and prosecute without your approval or acquiescence, so the best thing to do is to retain a local, experienced criminal defense attorney to make sure he is doing everything he can to defend himself against these charges. Most...
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Q: Can ex husband get a protection order against my boyfriend that states he does not want our children around boyfriend?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

It's possible a court could grant such an order. You would be given the opportunity to contest it if he tries.
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Q: I wanted to know how long of a sentence would an offender charged with a 2nd family violence charge and 3rd felony gets

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

Third degree felony range of punishment is 2-10 years texas department corrections (prison) and up to a $10,000 fine. However, you should not assume you will do prison time. Even if this is not your first felony, you should retain an experienced local attorney to help you with the case so you can develop a strategy designed to achieve your personal goals in the situation.
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Q: What will happen if a 28 year old female punched my 9 year old in the face?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Sep 19, 2016

They can be charged with injury to a child if the injury was not serious bodily injury. If they caused serious bodily injury they can be charged with aggravated assault.
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Q: Can the law help people who choose to stay away from harmful family members? Especially on social media

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Sep 18, 2016

The law does help but doesn't--you'd have a right to go after her but it would cost you money. So it is a right that only the very rich can afford. However it may be worth your while taking some of that money and getting a lawyer to write them a cease and desist letter, and some to talk to a psychologist about how you respond or how you structure your non-response so that the aggressive or passive aggressive person gets bored.
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Q: What steps do I take to bring intentionally perjured affidavits to courts attention.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Massachusetts on
Answered on Sep 18, 2016

Bring the perjured statements to your attorney's attention. He or she could use them to impeach the testimony of the witnesses who perjured themselves.
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Q: What can I do there is a restraining order against my son's father and his family is harassing me

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016

Seek a restraining order or orders against the family members as well. Hopefully you have been documenting the harassment from the family.
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Q: Where can I find a lawyer that does family law and domestic violence pro bono in Santa Maria, ca

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

Finding a pro bono lawyer is difficult generally. Family law lawyers are in high demand and, thus, none of them want to work for free. Consider coming up with at least some money, even if it is not what the lawyer's normal rate is. You'll stand out from the crowd and hopefully get more lawyers interested. Lawyers are always more interested in clients who can pay.
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Q: Could I ask the court to change the date or time court date for restraining order from my husband for our autistic son?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016

Are you the one seeking the restraining order? If so, you can try a judicial council form DV-115 (google that) and ask for a new date. Depending on how far out your hearing currently is, it may be easier if you just arrange to have someone else take the children to school on the day your hearing is currently scheduled for.
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Q: My friend is being charged in Indiana on a level 6 domestic violence charge. He has never been arrested for this crime,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016

Does your friend have a lawyer? Taking a polygraph is something I would never have a client do. Any competent criminal lawyer could answer all of these questions based on the particulars of that case. If your friend does not have a lawyer, he should retain one immediately!
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Q: If a child was pushed to direct them in the room in which they were asked to to their chores

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Sep 14, 2016

I would recommend contacting us at your earliest convenience. This matter is serious. In response to your question -- yes, you can be charged with assault. Assault is the unwanted touching (or imminent threat of touching) of another without privilege and without consent. DC Code 22-404(a) covers the charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 180 days. In your example above, you shoved or pushed the child. That would be sufficient to show a touching. The degree of the injury makes you...
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Q: Can I get Child Support if I have a Injunction in place to project myself and my child?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 12, 2016

Yes you are entitled to child support. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: My husband in in jail on pretrial for felony domestic violence by strangulation with no bond.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 12, 2016

Yes, there is a filing fee. I believe you can download the divorce forms here, at no cost:

http://www.okaloosaclerk.com/index.php/records-disclaimers/79-self-help-disclaimer
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