Contact a divorce attorney in the county you live in immediately. An experienced attorney should be able to assist you with asking the Judge to order your Husband to leave the home if such an option seems viable. At least this is true under Tennessee law. I am unsure which law would apply to your...Read more »
When you file the complaint for divorce your husband will be served the papers. If you fear he will get violent then I wouldn't be alone with him. Try to make arrangements to stay somewhere else. Don't put yourself in a potentially dangerous situation.
I can only assume that DVO means a domestic violence order. There are exceptions if what you are referring to is an order of protection action, however you need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. Do not respond with any specifics of any allegations as social media such as this...Read more »
He has taken the information off my license and has my social security number and has already set up a credit karma account for me. I am in a program in which the government assigned me an address. But I’m afraid of him using my information when it comes to tax time (since I can legally claim the... Read more »
You will probably not go to jail but you do need to call and straighten out the details. I would call the DA office and talk to the DA or witness coordinator about the issue. If they wont talk to you then make sure to give all the details on the defendant's court date. You will be the main...Read more »
At this time the Tennessee Supreme Court has issued Orders continuing Order of Protections until it determines it is relatively safe to conduct hearings. So, no under these circumstances your rights have not been violated. If you do not have an attorney, you need to get one asap.
The victim showed up at the defendants residence me and my boyfriend and wont leave so i made him leave so he wouldn't get in trouble is that not violating the order for the victim to come to the defendants residence
The defendant needs to call his/her attorney, police, as well as document and save any proof that the victim made first contact. The victim does not have bond restrictions from seeing the defendant, However, the police and attorney need to be made aware of the situation to protect the defendant.
Irregardless of what happens, do not plead guilty to Domestic Assault under any circumstances except with Diversion. Jail is not the problem, ruining your life forever with a conviction is worst than many felonies. Trial and even Appeal is worth the risk.
This occurred in my office where I needed to restrain my brother who is not well mentally and has been going through a very difficult time over the last 3 years (divorce, loss of kids, loss of job, depression, recovering addict, self medicating, anger issues, etc..). I was worries about him... Read more »
No one can tell you what your brother will testify to at trial. If he is under subpoena, he has to show up. I assume there is a stay away order of some kind. Your best option is to retain counsel. That person can talk with your brother and give you a better idea of the outcome of your case.
My boyfriend has a pending domestic assault case with me (Minor bruise to the arm). Part of his bond was that he was to have no contact with me. We got back together and he moved into my house while this was pending and we got into a fight that resulted in a bruise on my arm and him spitting on my... Read more »
I asked the cops to assist me in obtaining my possessions because my ex boyfriend refused to give them to me after an argument and he ended up leaving a bruise on my arm. I told 3 deputies I did not want charges pressed and I never did a statement or signed anything. They assisted me with getting... Read more »
The state can decide to charge him whether or not you want to have him charged. If you are served with a summons, then yes you have to go to court. Although in my experience, if the victim refuses to show up at court, the court issue a bench warrant. However, it is very possible that the court...Read more »
It is the State' s Case not yours. The Defendant needs a competent attorney now to prepare for a Preliminary Hearing. He should not plead guilty to Domestic Assault under any circumstances. Unless you are subpoenaed there is no order for you to appear.
There may be more facts that would change this analysis. However, if a child has an Order of Protection (OOP) against anyone, that OOP would trump any previous Court ordered parenting plan. The person with a valid OOP against him cannot exercise visitation with the protected child. The OOP should...Read more »
On the court website the charge shows as violation of a protection order, but it should have been criminal contempt. I know violating a order of protection is not expungeable, but I don’t know if criminal contempt is expungeable. I’m not sure if I should be worried that the charge may have been... Read more »
Generally speaking, in the State of Tennessee, anything that shows you are guilty will stay on your record forever. A plea bargain is an admission of guilt. If it was a first time offence, then you may be eligible for diversion. If you get that, then you will have a suspended sentence for one...Read more »
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