Currently charged with my second offense. I don’t know how it’s possible when A. It was self defense. B. I have video evidence of HIM assaulting me. C. I have 5 wounds and photos of them, he has one from when I tried to get him away from me. D. He was in our infant’s bedroom. I was trying to... Read more »
No, unless she is charged with a crime, the court will not appoint an attorney. She should remain in contact with the prosecutor's office or their victim/witness service coordinator. The question leaves unknown what exactly she is looking to see happen; I am assuming she wants the prosecutor...Read more »
Recently my 14 year old daughter has been acting out doing things such as getting aggressive with her younger brother and sisters she ran away this morning when I found her I was able to get her in the car and then she began hitting me and fighting me. What are my options as a parent what can I... Read more »
After hiring the attorney, he found out that the attorney is friends on Facebook with the mother of his child, the person the alleged domestic violence was against and not only is he friends with her, but after being hired, he was "liking" pictures on her page. He knew her name after... Read more »
I think it's fair for your friend to confront the attorney about this, and provide an opportunity to explain. Many people have Facebook friends who they don't really know, and like pictures that pop up on the timeline with no regard to who is posting. It could be innocent; it could be a...Read more »
I was at my mothers house yesterday and she started swearing at me in front of my kids, I told her to stop and that made it worse. She snatched my phone out of my hands and ran away into the living room where i seen her throw my phone as hard as she could to the ground, i went to to pick it up and... Read more »
The arrest decision was made by police based on their initial investigation. No one beside the officers involved can really say how or why other than they obviously thought probable cause existed that you assaulted your mother. It's a decision susceptible to human error in judgment, which is...Read more »
It was in Michigan. I was 16 and he was 24 when it started. It continued for 2 years. He would make me feel guilty for not wanting to have sex and would threaten to cheat on me if I didn’t do things. When he cheated, held a gun to his head and begged me to shoot him when he told me. I tried to... Read more »
You can't. Prosecutors make charging decisions, and are the only ones who can dismiss charges. In domestic violence cases, most prosecutors are reluctant to just dismiss charges based on the your wishes. At the least, I suspect they will wait until a scheduled hearing to put on the record that...Read more »
Short answer is no. CPS is like the police; when you call the police, they come out and do an investigation. Sometimes they arrest people, sometimes they give a warning, sometimes they find nothing. The point is that once you call CPS, what and how they do their investigation is up to them - you do...Read more »
I got into a fight with my boyfriend yesterday and things got violent. I was upset and fearful for my life so I went to the police. Today I am in a very different mindset and do not want to proceed any further with the charges. I do not want him spending any more time in jail than the current time... Read more »
Once you involve the police, what happens from there is largely out of your hands. Depending on the facts of the case, the prosecutor and detective may put pressure on you to testify...or they may do as the detective indicated and drop the case.
Although not a part of your question, those...Read more »
This cannot happen against his will unless someone petitions for guardianship or for his involuntary commitment, or if criminal charges occur that result in treatment being a part of his probation terms.
Today at work, I work at Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services and a resident threw urine on me. The resident had already been acting out throughout the week and the punishment for that is he couldn’t come out his room. So during the day someone had to sit at his door to monitor him. That’s what I... Read more »
Me (18) and my older brother (23) got into a fight basically a wrestling match (no punches thrown). My mother called the police. By the time the police arrived the fight was well over and I was given a domestic violence charge. No one is dropping charges and everyone hopes for it to be expunged. I... Read more »
The best advice is to hire a lawyer. I know that sounds self-serving and you're looking a way out of this, but a decent, experienced criminal lawyer will be able to help. Lawyers deal with these charges all the time, they understand what prosecutors need to consider how to deal with these...Read more »
With My dad not being there so she called the police by the time they got there the fight was well over and I was given a domestic violence charge no one is dropping charges and everyone hopes for it to be expunged I have arraignment court in a week and wonder how I should handle all this
I took a plea deal for domestic violence in a case i was innocent of, my court appointed attorney advised me to because my ex wife and her friend would make up any story they could to get me in trouble, can I appeal it?
If you plead guilty, you can have a lawyer file an Application for Leave to Appeal with a higher court (if the request is made timely). The higher court will look at the Application for Leave to Appeal, and decide on the Application alone whether or not the Court will hear the appeal. In most...Read more »
If you are the victim of ANY crime you should contact the police and make a report.
If you are uncertain as to whether or not the activity is really criminal, or as to other details, then you should contact and hire an attorney BEFORE contacting the police. You may not want to involve the...Read more »
Income is under $30k. I have been trying to help my friend to get a divorce as the situation is not good but she struggles financially. Everyone wants $3-6k down to start a divorce and she does not have the means to do so.
Contact your local Legal Aid office. Certainly, her income will be a factor to qualify, but domestic violence is also a consideration for help. Otherwise, you may call the local bar association or the state bar association.
I was not convicted. I was given a deal through HYTA. 6 months probation. When I do a background check, it comes up clean. But I'm applying for a job where I have to be fingerprinted if I am hired. Will the arrest show up in the fingerprint report?
The wonderful thing about HYTA is that upon successful completion, you don't have a criminal conviction, and so you may rightfully report no convictions, and it shouldn't show up on background checks as a conviction. That said, you may have an arrest record, which is an indication that...Read more »
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