Domestic Violence Questions & Answers by State

Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: My brother was in a dv but the girl dodnt press charges and they let him go can be still go to jail

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

Answered on May 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
He needs to get an attorney. Are the charges pending or was the case dismissed? You didn't say.

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Q: Charged with DV for the first time. will the state require for us not to see each other for undetermined amount of time?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Arizona on May 12, 2015

Answered on May 13, 2015

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Craig Orent's answer
Your questions are the most common asked by people charged with domestic violence related crimes. Unfortunately no attorney can or should answer your questions without knowing more information and being involved in the case. I can tell you generally however that prosecutor's - except in the rarest circumstances - do not dismiss charges simply because the defendant has no record and is a good person; nor do they dismiss charges because the alleged victim does not want to prosecute. And it is a...

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Q: what is a pretrail on a domestic violence

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on May 12, 2015

Answered on May 13, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
A pre-trial is a meeting at the court between the attorneys or, if the defendant is unrepresented, between the prosecutor and the defendant. It is an opportunity to discuss the evidence and issues in the case and negotiate a potential plea agreement. Usually there are several pre-trials. If nothing can be worked out, then there is a trial.

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Q: I got lock up for aggregated assault would that affect me from getting my cna licence

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on May 11, 2015

Answered on May 13, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Find out from the licensing authority if there are any exclusions to licensure as a CNA and what they are. The information might even be posted on a website.

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Q: Can I drop charges I filled for a domestic violence? If I can how would I got about that?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on Apr 22, 2015

Answered on May 12, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
Meet, and retain an attorney to assist you. The court is very hesitant to "drop charges" in DV cases as tacit witness/victim intimidation is a constant concern.The prosecution/AG decides what amended charges are appropriate usually through a plea bargain negotiation with his attorney.

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Q: If subpoenaed, and I go to court, do I actually have to answer questions or can I choose not to testify in Rhode Island

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on Apr 20, 2015

Answered on May 12, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
Consult with an attorney to see if you are entitled to invoke your 5th amendment rights in the particular circumstances. If you are the defendant, you certainly do not have to testify.

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Q: my husband has threatened to physically harm me what should i do. we r in a same sex marriage

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on May 2, 2015

Answered on May 7, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
Why don't you just leave? You can report him for domestic violence based upon the threat alone, if you really want to. And you can certainly report him, if he hits you. Those are personal decisions, but again, why would you stay in this relationship? Violent partners DO NOT change.

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Q: My husband pushed me into a wall and grabbed me. There are no marks on me. Can he still be charged?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on May 5, 2015

Answered on May 7, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes he can be charged, but not if it happened over 2 years ago. You did not write enough facts for a full answer here. It is a battery, most likely, and can be charged as such. Was he arrested?

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Q: What if you a charged with dv. But it was only yelling and slaming doors? Its a first time offense with me

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Arizona on Apr 12, 2015

Answered on May 6, 2015

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Craig Orent's answer
I assume and hope you have already retained counsel to represent you, but if not, you certainly should do so ASAP, and do not talk with the police or prosecutor nor enter a guilty plea without having counsel first examine your circumstances. But yes, depending on the particular circumstances, yelling and slamming doors "could" support a DV charge (for example, disorderly conduct).

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Q: What are the options a 18 year old black has when being falsely accused of domestic abused due to a breakup?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on Apr 21, 2015

Answered on May 2, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If he has not been arrested, then tell him to stay away from her at all costs. If he has been arrested and charged, then he has the same rights, duties, and obligations as everyone else in this situation, and he should hire an attorney and fight the charges being brought against him.

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Q: ok I pressed charges on my on my bf but was really talked into doing it and I really want to drop the charges

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

Answered on May 2, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
It is up to police whether or not to press charges. It up to your boyfriend to find out if there are any outstanding warrants of his arrest in the situation. If he wasn't taken to jail on the spot, the police probably didn't believe you anyways. If he does get arrested, then you have no control over what happens unless you are called as a witness. It would be best until your boyfriend figures out if there is anything pending against him and seeks legal counsel that you stay away from him.

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Q: i filed charges on my boyfriend yesterday morning for dv I was drunk and believing everything else I was being told

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

Answered on May 2, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If the police did not take him to jail when you called, then they probably didn't believe you in the first place. Let him find out if there is a warrant for his arrest and, if so, then he should hire an attorney to represent him. It sounds like you have done enough damage already so you should stay away from him and visa versa.

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Q: A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend hit me. I took a selfee of it on my phone. What can I do about it now (Georgia)?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Georgia on Apr 30, 2015

Answered on May 2, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
You can report him to the police. Whether or not they will arrest him after the fact is up to the police and/or the prosecutor. You can also file for a Temporary Protective Order if you are in fear for your life. You can do both and you may want to given the circumstances.

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Q: My girl got mad in called the cops on me in the mist of our argument my sister steps in the way in I grabed her not to

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

Answered on May 1, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You will be charged with battery, it might even be a felony. Get an attorney on your side.

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Q: What's the outcome if your already a 2 time felon and you catch a simple domestic charge for fighting a pregnant woman?

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

Answered on May 1, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
It depends on what he was charged with. If it is a first time assault and battery, it is a misdemeanor which carries a maximum sentence of 12 months.

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Q: My DV case is under advisement, but the witness recanted their test. Can I speak to the CA abt bring it back to the jud

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on Apr 27, 2015

Answered on May 1, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
You need to hire a local experienced criminal defense attirney immediateky to look into reopening your case.

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Q: If the victim pressed charges against the defendant in a dv but doesn't want to testify or show for court. What happens?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia on Apr 29, 2015

Answered on May 1, 2015

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Susan Fremit's answer
If the witness has been subpoenaed and does not go to court, the court can issue a bench warrant for that witness' arrest based on contempt if court. It depends on the prosecutor. The witness should tell the prosecutor that he or she does not want to testify.

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Q: I'm a victim of domestic violence with strangulation. I did not and don't want to press charges. The state did. No pictu

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on Apr 28, 2015

Answered on Apr 30, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have to speak with the victim advocate at the state attorney's office. You can request that the no contact order be modified to no violent contact.

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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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