I’m in Arizona, an individual was removed from my home due to domestic violence and an order of protection was placed. A civil standby was just conducted and belongings were left behind. How long do I have to keep her stuff on my property?
In Arizona, after a civil standby is conducted due to an order of protection, there are specific guidelines regarding how long you must hold onto the belongings of the individual who was removed. The law generally expects you to keep these belongings for a reasonable period, allowing the person...View More
In California, the use of a domestic violence victim's testimony from a preliminary hearing at trial, when the victim is unavailable to testify, depends on specific legal criteria. Generally, the Sixth Amendment's Confrontation Clause guarantees a defendant's right to confront...View More
The prosecutor is defending/upholding the states laws, the defendant has a court appointed lawyer to defend their rights. As a victim I want a lawyer who will defend me and my rights as well, someone to speak where I feel I am not being heard, some guidance. Why are dv victims not represented by... View More
In California, the legal system primarily appoints attorneys for defendants in criminal cases to uphold their constitutional right to legal representation. This principle is rooted in the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right to counsel for the accused in criminal...View More
must he be released within 48 hours of the arrest if files are not charged before then? also as a victim who was given no say and wants the charges completely dropped is it a good idea to contact the da while it’s pending to communicate my stance and or demand answers for the pending status?
In California, if an individual is arrested and detained, the district attorney generally has 48 hours to file charges. If charges are not filed within this period, the individual must usually be released. However, this timeline can vary depending on weekends and holidays. It's important to...View More
My boyfriend was arrested for domestic violence there was a temp ro then another issued in court and then canceled I was not aware of another one being ordered we moved to ND and he was arrested there for violation of a foreign protection order I want to ask the court to terminate it but the courts... View More
To request the termination of a restraining order in California, you first need to file a request with the court that issued the order. This is typically done by submitting a form, which can often be found on the court's website or obtained at the court clerk's office. The form is usually...View More
In California, the situation you described raises serious concerns about the confidentiality and duty of care owed by probation officers. If a probation officer disclosed information to your attacker that led to threats against you, this could potentially be a breach of their professional duties....View More
In California, even if your ex-boyfriend gives you consent to slap them and you act on it, this does not necessarily make it legal. Consent can be a complex issue in cases of physical altercations. If the slap causes harm or is perceived as an assault, it could still be subject to legal...View More
It's actually the 2 of them attached to my phone. I believe there sharing calenders and locations ect. He goes by his name and she goes by mine. I'll ask google my current location and it tells me her locations. One night it said I was about a mile from my house. So I pushed directions... View More
You need to hire an attorney who specializes in family relations law and regularly practices in your county. There is no magic bullet that the lawyers here can give you that will substitute for getting your own representation. If you wish to prove what you have alleged you will also need to hire...View More
My ex boyfriend has serious mental issues. It’s become too much for me and I’m trying to break away. Not easy because all he does is threaten me and destroys everything good in my life. He has already gotten me fired from one job, gotten me evicted.(I’m assuming so I would have to live with... View More
You should immediately move to another residence and not provide him with a forwarding address. Instead of having your mail forwarded by the USPS, individually contact anyone sending you mail through the US Post Office to let them know your new address. Block his telephone number and change your...View More
i am a victim in a domestic violence case and i got a subpoena. i understand i have to be at court and i will but i don't want to testify because i don't feel comfortable i have social anxiety. i have never been in trouble before and i don't know my rights. what happens if i refuse to testify?
If you refuse to testify you can be arrested and charged with obstruction of justice or some other penalties. You have been subpoenaed. Failure to appear and testify is a violation of the law. Most state's attorneys have victim witness coordinators. You should call that person at the...View More
Under California law, if a person is subject to a restraining order and is unable to access their rented property, certain legal protections apply. The landlord generally does not have the right to remove or sell the tenant's belongings before the court date. To prevent this, you may need to...View More
It is imperative that you maintain no contact with your mother while the no-contact order is in effect. Only the judge can lift the no contact order through a motion or request by the victim's advocate. Typically, a hearing will be held on the matter. Sometimes that judge will just issue an...View More
Facing a criminal charge is a difficult experience. Especially in domestic assault cases, I suggest looking at both long term and short term problem-solving. The long-term is most important, of course. And the trigger for most long-term consequences is "conviction." So a good goal may...View More
In California, there isn't a set limit on the number of continuances you can request in a domestic violence case. However, it's important to understand that each request for a continuance is subject to the court's approval. The decision to grant a continuance depends on the reasons...View More
A year ago my daughter's dad and I were in a altercation. He had way too much to drink and lost control. Yelled a lot of hurtful things at me. I couldn't take it anymore and out of anger slapped him across the face. That was a mistake. His reaction was to hit me right back and force the... View More
In California, if you change your testimony during a domestic violence case, it could have significant legal implications. First, it's crucial to understand that providing false information to the police, especially in a domestic violence investigation, can lead to charges of filing a false...View More
Five years ago, I went through a divorce from my husband, who was in the United States on a visitor's visa. This decision was prompted by a troubling history of domestic violence. At the time, I held an F1 visa, and he was my dependent. Our marriage had initially taken place in the U.S. After... View More
Given your history of domestic violence and ongoing concerns for your safety, it's important to understand the options available to you in the United States. As a student on an F1 visa, you have certain protections and avenues you can explore.
I was abused as a child by my parents, and especially my mother and my now ex stepfather physically which included, but not limited to, traumatic brain injuries as well as being punished for exposing their affair to my father, who in turn decided to punish me for being an unwilling participant.... View More
Sorry to hear about your terrible ordeal. Your description seems to indicate that all wrongdoing occurred a few decades ago. There is a high probability that a lawsuit for money damages due to such wrongdoing would be barred by the statute of limitations (assuming that would be raised as a...View More
Sorry to hear about your ordeal. Your inquiry is vague as to when the abuses occurred. You mention, without relating any facts about timing, the phrase "tolling statute of limitations", which is the stopping of the clock for the time counting towards the limitations period, under...View More
The responding state intentionally hid two very large judgements, then satisfied them with no reciept of Satisfaction, then night automatic closure was to begin, so not to be found by the system, along with never registering them credit agency and much more. The initiating state required no... View More
In New Jersey, if there has been neglect or wrongdoing in handling a IV-D Enforcement case related to child support, it's important to understand your rights and the potential remedies available. IV-D cases, part of the federal child support program, are subject to both state and federal...View More
My sister was picked up by the Lodi police last night after she called 911 due to domestic conflict. When the police came, she was apparently found intoxicated with alcohol and her husband had “scratches” on his neck so my sister had to be taken in to jail. We were able to get bail bonds so she... View More
The role of a bail bonds company is to provide a surety bond, which allows a defendant to be released from jail before their court date. In your sister's case, the bail was set at $50,000, and typically, a bail bonds company charges around 10% of the bail amount as a non-refundable fee. So, a...View More
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