Domestic Violence Questions & Answers by State

Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: Domestic violence

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Apr 26, 2015

Answered on Apr 27, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You might have to testify about the domestic violence. Stay in touch with the victim advocate at the state attorneys office.

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Q: Can i transfer a dv case from nj to ohio because i am unable to get to nj

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Apr 24, 2015

Answered on Apr 26, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
You cannot get a criminal matter transferred from a NJ court to an OH court. Ohio courts do not have jurisdiction to hear a case that happened in NJ and therefore cannot take the case.

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Q: I have been wrongly accused in J&D court of Assualt & Battery by my husband, County of Isle of Wight, VA, Oct. 31, 2100

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on Nov 7, 2011

Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
Unfortunately, the appeal period in VA from JDR to Circuit is 10 days.

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Q: Question about what judge or commonwealth attorney can do in a domestic assault case.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on Mar 2, 2013

Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
No, the prosecuting witness will not be charged unless there was possible contempt of court (lying under oath). The Judge does not lay charges; the prosecutor does. If the defendant believes the allegations of assault were deliberate lies, he or she should speak to a civil lawyer about a lawsuit.

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Q: I pressed charges on my ex for assault and battery, a month later I went out for lunch with her, will this have

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on Aug 2, 2014

Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
Going to lunch with your ex won't change the allegations of assault on you.

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Q: I pressed charges on my boyfriend for DV it's been two weeks and he's still in jail can I get the charges lifted

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Apr 19, 2015

Answered on Apr 20, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
No, you cannot. You can tell the prosecutor you are not interested in pursuing it, but it's the prosecutor's call in the end. Your boyfriend should get an attorney.

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Q: My ex abused me. He has about 6 DV charges from other women in his past.How much time is he facing since I'm charging?

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

Answered on Apr 19, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
It's likely his new charge will be a third degree felony domestic violence (two or more prior convictions). If convicted, he faces a mandatory prison term of six months to three years. If you were pregnant at the time of the offense, the penalty will be enhanced.

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Q: I slap my brother's face and he pressed charges against me. Now DV. What happen if he doesn't show up at the pre trial?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Apr 18, 2015

Answered on Apr 19, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Speak only with your attorney about this. The brother is not required to be at the pre trial

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Q: Me and my boyfriend both got charged a class 1 misdemeanor,

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on Apr 15, 2015

Answered on Apr 17, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
You really need to meet with an experienced criminal defense attorney to tell your story to him or her in confidence, not on a public website. Click on "find a lawyer". Good luck!

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Q: I just married my husband and was charged with 1st and 2nd degree assault can we still use the marital right

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Maryland on Apr 14, 2015

Answered on Apr 16, 2015

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Evan M. Koslow's answer
Yes, but it does not mean that the state will drop the charges.

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Q: If I get a subpoena as the victim in a domestic assault case and do not show up for court will they issue a warrant for

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on Apr 8, 2015

Answered on Apr 14, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
They may . . . or they may not. If you are the victim and you do not wish to pursue the case, do the alleged perpetrator, the judiciary, and yourself a favor. Tell the advocate that you do not wish to pursue the case. Not showing up is a waste of resources.

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Q: If me and my husband got into an argument and the first domestic violence I had it dropped and he didn't go to jail but

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

Answered on Apr 14, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There are not enough facts written here to give you a full answer. What you should do is go see an attorney and have a full discussion. The no contact order could be changed to no violent contact, if he has the right attorney on his side. Do you have a history with DCF?

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Q: I have left my husband because of domestic abuse. How much does my husband have to contribute to my support?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on Apr 6, 2015

Answered on Apr 7, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
This is not a criminal defense issue; it is a divorce & support issue. Click on "find a lawyer" to speak to the correct attorney. Good luck!

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Q: If Chargers were pressed against my sons father for DV that I pressed against him can they be dropped?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on Mar 31, 2015

Answered on Apr 4, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
Once the police get involved, you become a prosecution witness. You can tell the prosecution you don't want to go forward with the charge but it will be up to the prosecutor what happens in that respect. Your son's dad should get a lawyer to represent him. If he already had a conviction for domestic violence, he is in more serious trouble than if this is his first one.

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Q: My domestic violance case took 1year & was dismissed by the courts but to this day i can't get a job what are my options

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on Mar 31, 2015

Answered on Apr 2, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
If your case was dismissed, you should be able to seek an expungement, which will help you find work. It is best to have a lawyer help you with this.

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Q: My sons' dad texted me that he will deal with my "b""a" when the time was right, is this consider a threat in Virginia?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on Dec 29, 2010

Answered on Apr 2, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
It would probably not be considered a threat, but if you feel threatened, contact the police.

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Q: I didn't get a warrant, as a victim of domestic violence (by my husbad) do I have the option to do not attend to court?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on Jan 23, 2015

Answered on Apr 2, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
If you did not receive a subpoena to go to court, you do not have to go to court.

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Q: If I was involve with domestic violence and is subpoena to go to court but do not wish to testify what should I do

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on Feb 11, 2015

Answered on Apr 2, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
You must go to court if a subpoena was served on you because the subpoena is a court order. If you don't go to court, the judge can issue a warrant for your arrest. Go to court and tell the prosecutor that you do not want to testify.

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