This depends on what is happening in Court. Is the hearing an arraignment, pretrial, evidentiary hearing, deposition, trial? You can always contact the victim's advocate at the courthouse and they can go through general information with you.
I was charged with M4 DV in 2019. I pled to MM Dis. Conduct and I recently applied to have my record expunged. Here is my concern: in 2008 I was charged with M1 DV and I pled to M4 DV. I got that record expunged. I'm now concerned that when looking this up, they could decide that I should... Read more »
The domestic violence case is not relevant unless the father lost his job due to being jailed. If so, then you need to let the court know this was from an assault on you, the mother, and he needs to continue to support his children.
They are not married to each other but he is married to another woman. He has withheld their son from my daughter & us for a month now for revenge. My daughter has offered to appear for mediation with him but he won't answer. His wife has threatened my daughter with violence, has attacked... Read more »
Anyone can certainly file a police report, and there may be an interference with custody criminal offense here but there probably is not kidnapping since that is against the wishes of the person, not their parents. Who has legal custody of this child?
do I legally have too ? my mental state is not the best and i do not think i would be able to face all of that ? also how often do these cases go to trial ? the person is charged 2919.25A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- KNOWINGLY CAUSE PHYSICAL HARM (M1)
I recently filed for domestic violence but no longer want to go through with the charges. If I just don’t show up in court what will happen? Will the case get dismissed ? Or should I call the prosecutor and tell them I lied ? What is my best option for dropping this case
Contact the prosecutor and victim advocate (if one is assigned) and let them know that you no longer want to proceed forward with the case and want the case dismissed. If you don't show up to court, the court can find you in contempt and issue a warrant for your arrest. If you contact the...Read more »
I recently filed for a domestic violence charge against my fiancé . It was in the heat of the moment what should I do to get the charges dropped .? If I don’t show up in court will they drop the charges? Or should I say I lied? Or tell them I’m mentally insane and don’t know what I’m... Read more »
There is no easy for your situation. First, I hope everyone remains safe. Notify the prosecutor, the victim advocate, and defense attorney that you no longer want to proceed forward with the case and want it dismissed. The court can issue a warrant for your arrest if you fail to show up in court....Read more »
Me an the mother of my children were arguing an sometimes we hit things never eachother an never around the kids an we were never actually charged with domestic violence can csb still use it against use if all there was was a police report?
The home is my home that I own and have lived in alone for 15 years. My ex boyfriend lived with me for 2019 and a few months into 2020. By 2020 we were no longer involved with one another, but he wouldn’t leave my house. He became more abusive and erratic, up all hours of the night never... Read more »
If there is a valid protection order to stay away, you don't need an eviction. But if you want to get any of his things out of the house, and he doesn't arrange for someone to pick them up, then you need an eviction to be able to get them out.
I had a boyfriend living with me for months. No rental agreement contract, he did not give rent money nor was asked to. He began mentally & physically abusing me in the fall of 2019. In Dec. 2019, I could not take any more, so I called the cops after he punched me multiple times in my face... Read more »
Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the situation and advise you. The attorney could make arrangements with your ex to collect his things. Or the attorney can file an eviction action. After the court grants the eviction, you could then move all his things...Read more »
Witnesses generally need to have personal knowledge of something relevant or else their testimony is going to be very brief. I suspect they disagree agree with your assessment that they lack personal knowledge of the events.
My ex girlfriend was supposed to drop my son off. She called when she parked on my street and I told her I'd be out to get him. She came inside while I got pants and shoes. My son was asleep. I tried to put him in bed, but he woke up. I got him food and let him eat in my room. While I did... Read more »
The notion that a citizen “files” charges is inaccurate. Citizens report what they want to the police. Police investigate. Prosecutor decides whether or not to file charges. Anyone’s report could lead to a prosecution. Many domestic violence cases are reported by friends, family, or neighbors.
Many states will share information like this. So, I hate to say it, but it depends. The real question is will the state where the warrant was issued want to pay to extradite? That will depend on the alleged crime committed.
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