In Indiana, a no-contact order generally prohibits the named defendant from contacting the protected person. However, the order doesn't automatically work both ways. If the protected person (victim) is harassing the defendant, it could be a separate issue. If you believe you are being harassed...View More
If you were attacked by your wife, and you now wish to pursue charges, it's essential to take action promptly. You can contact your local law enforcement agency or the prosecutor's office to file a formal complaint or provide them with the evidence you mentioned, such as the 911 audio...View More
If subpoenaed to court, then the spouse needs to appear so as not to be in violation of a court order that could result in her arrest. That being said, depending on the circumstances of what she would testify to, the spousal privilege may limit or prevent her testimony. She should contact a...View More
The man was 6'4" security guard who. eat his girlfriend. My friend was afraid for her own safety and was afraid if she acted he would turn his attention on her. Prior to the attack, the man's girlfriend tried to force herself on my friend, that's when he attacked his girlfriend.
Your friend would not be in trouble for not intervening especially in light of the size difference between her and the abuser. If charges are filed against him for beating his girlfriend, your friend may be required to testify.
My sisters ex came onto our property causing problems, him and his dad tried to jump my dad so I pushed the 20 year old away and he hit me so I defended myself. Will I be having any trouble and will he? The cops were called and it was sent into the prosecution office
If you have a conviction for a domestic battery there is a brady disqualifier that will prevent you from obtaining a gun permit. Depending on how long ago the conviction was you may be able to have it expunged. Consider speaking with a local criminal defense attorney.
You can contact the prosecutor's office to speak with the deputy prosecutor assigned to the case or the victim's assistant. The prosecutor has a legal obligation to speak to the victim about the case. You can ask the prosecutor seek restitution for your damages, you can also sue him civilly.
She screams at us daily, exposes herself to Covid-19 by traveling and then comes back to the apartment, and throws things and refuses to clean after herself. (She also is often drunk or high?) She’s acting violent and we have to lock our bedroom doors at night. We asked her to leave by the end of... View More
can i request to the judge to drop my charges against him ? will i get introuble, i wasnt lying when the police report happened but i didnt want charges to be pressed when it happened and did not want a no contact order either , they did that themseleves. what can i do to drop the charges and no... View More
Contact the Victim's Assistant at the Prosecutor's Office and advise them of your thoughts about the case. The prosecutor has the decision on what happens, however, they have to at least take your thoughts into consideration.
I'm looking for references for case law concerning when law enforcement must read a Miranda warning on scene of a domestic battery. I am a law enforcement officer and I was told by a co-worker that Miranda does not need to be issued at the scene of a domestic battery because there's case... View More
I applaud your wanting to do it correctly. Look at Lexis or Westlaw to find Indiana cases that follow Miranda. Why isn't the prosecuting attorney giving you direction? Also, you should ask the attorney for the department, ie City or County Attorney. Does the department have an SOP?
I'm trying to file for a virtual hearing. My abuser is an auxiliary police officer and has been helped by the cheif of the police. The hearing is for protective orders is 9-8-2020. I've also reached out to advocates with no luck. I'm a critical care rn disabled with Multiple... View More
It is not your choice if the case proceeds or is dismissed, it is entirely the prosecutor's choice. In Indiana a victim does not press charges, the State presses charges and the victim is a witness who does have some say so in how the case proceeds. The prosecutor is legally obligated to ask...View More
Father of minor child has filed with the court a petition to establish custody and parenting time as to minor child born out of wedlock. DNA has been confirmed that he is not the biological father. Minor child is 19 months old. Petitioner has established paternity, minor childs biological father... View More
It is not clear from your information what question you are asking. Once a petition has been filed, the court will hold a hearing to make determinations on paternity, custody, and support. You will have a right to appear and present evidence and testimony regarding the issues that you discussed.
He should make copies of the texts and email. If he doesn't have an attorney it may be a good idea to hire one. He should petition the Court to terminate the NCO based on her continually contacting him. Is she really in fear?
My wife issued a protective order for 2 years. I have a possible criminal case allegation which can be active at any time as I am said. But I only have few days left to appeal to cancel or modify the protective order. Whatever I say in this hearing can be used against me. I am a F1 student in USA.... View More
If the restraining order is prohibiting them from having contact with you and they come onto your property, they would be in violation of the order and can be arrested for Invasion of Privacy. Additionally, if they are on your property and you start a fight with them, even though they violated the...View More
I hid something of my sisters so she’d pay me back money that she owed me for breaking my things.(items I took never left the room.) She attacked me and broke through my door as I was closing it to get away from her. She charged me, and I hit her in the face to get away, because she wouldn’t... View More
First, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help defend you against this criminal case. Second, any good criminal defense attorney will tell you that you should only be discussing the facts of your case with your attorney. You should not talk with your friends, your...View More
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