Matthew Williams' answer Pursuing a perjury investigation on your own is not likely to yield a good result. Your best bet at this point is probably to pursue a civil protection order for yourself and your children. Any violation of that order could be prosecuted as a separate crime.
Matthew Williams' answer Without seeing exactly how it’s charged and knowing who the judge is, it’s impossible to predict sentence. But by the time you get to your 4th DV, it’s a sentence that often measured in years. She needs to hire an attorney ASAP.
Matthew Williams' answer That depends on a lot. The personality of the judge and prosecutor, the nature of any physical evidence, and your nephew's history will all be considered. He should be working with an attorney. It is a serious charge and a DV cannot be sealed later, if he is convicted.
Matthew Williams' answer He probably will get out on bond. He should get an attorney. There's more to worry about here than the maximum jail sentence, which is unlikely. A DV cannot be sealed. It could be on his record forever.
Joseph Jaap's answer If he makes any threats, call the police, file a report, and seek a protection order that will order him out and to stay away. Your daughter should already have done that if he was physically abusive. Since you own the property where he is living, then you can file an eviction action against him. Retain a local attorney to assist you to do it properly. Use the Find a Lawyer tab. Talk to your local police before doing anything, so they are alerted to the situation.
Matthew Williams' answer From the US side: Get court permission anyway. Travel with documents showing you have the permission, are out on bond, and have a court date scheduled in the future. This will allow you to demonstrate that there is no warrant, if they find the case. Even with this type of paperwork, you should leave extra time on any connecting flight into the US as you may be held a bit while they check it out.
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Joseph Jaap's answer If the stepfather does not have legal custody, then he could be arrested if he does not give the children to the person who has custody. Stepfather can file for custody or can file for guardianship, and the court will decide what is in the best interest of the children. Stepfather should retain a local family law attorney to represent him.
Matthew Williams' answer It could wind up being dismissed, or the defendant could be found guilty. The F5 DV can be predicated on pregnancy but also on multiple DVs or seriousness of injury, and the disrupting charge doesn't require the offender to take the phone off the property at all. These are serious charges. The defendant should be working with a lawyer.
Matthew Williams' answer Not right away, or necessarily at all. An uncooperative victim is the eventual death of many DV prosecutions, but sometimes they have enough evidence without the victim and courts will generally give the prosecutor at least 2 shots at getting the victim to show up before considering dismissing the case.
Matthew Williams' answer You cannot drop the charges. Only the prosecutor can do that, and they generally do not do it when DV victims ask them to because they believe the incident occurred as reported and the request to drop it is made either out of fear or because the victim thinks the consequences are too great. You don't need a lawyer. He does.
Matthew Williams' answer Jail time is certainly a possibility, but it sounds like there are some mental health and substance abuse issues that need to be addressed. You should get a lawyer and try to get the judge focused on that angle.
Matthew Williams' answer Ordinary DV in Ohio is a first degree misdemeanor. While it is punishable by jail time, most first time offenders do not actually get jail time but wind up on probation instead.
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