The husband went and got a PFA on the wife and had her removed from her home the home is in her name only after the PFA was granted the husband took a stroke and is currently in the hospital still now because of this PFA she is not able to see her husband or get back in her home because of the... View More
In Pennsylvania, if your friend is facing a situation where she is removed from her home due to a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order, despite the home being in her name, she should consider seeking legal counsel to address this complex situation.
The fact that the home is solely in her name...View More
I’m a witness for the COMMON wealth of PA and was subpoenaed to testify for a domestic violence case against my legal husband. I wrote an affidavit for the police the day it happened. So if I refuse to testify against my legal husband will I be held in contempt or am I able to use Spousal... View More
If you are subpoenaed to testify in a domestic violence criminal case against your husband in Pennsylvania, you can be held in contempt of court for refusing to testify even if you are the victim/witness. Here are some key reasons why:
- Spousal privilege generally only applies in civil...View More
I found messages between them and my daughter stated she didn’t want him like that but he keeps trying to pressure and manipulate her into it. I’m also in an emotional psychological abusive relationship and financially trapped and don’t know what to do to get out
Yes, get rid of the boyfriend! Search online for a support group for abused women in your area and see what they can do to help you. Perhaps what he's said is sufficient for filing for a Protection from Abuse Order. You may also want to take the messages to the police and see if there's...View More
Unlikely because the order is not against the filer. However, why would the filer want to place the defendant in jeopardy of going to jail by encouraging the defendant to violate the PFA order? If the filer wants to spend time with the defendant, then the filer reevaluate the nature of the abuse...View More
In a world where everyone follows the law and court orders, the ex is supposed to leave so as to avoid triggering an arrest. However, more realistically, if the holder of the PFA sees the ex, she should think about avoiding the scene and leaving. This will protect the holder of the PFA from...View More
My mother broke into my room with a butterknife armed with a karate bow staff, attempted to hit me and the girl I was with due to disapproval of the girl, I backed her out of the room she fell back I fell back and continued to fight me so I placed my hand on her neck and then guided her to floor... View More
The police can decide to charge any person they reasonably believe to have committed a crime based on the information available and the investigation conducted at the scene of an alleged crime. I would think that the police were more sympathetic towards your mother than you given the...View More
There is not enough factual information here. What was the misconduct alleged to have brought about the PFA and what if any proceedings are currently taking place? Assuming the worst allegations, no PFA will be denied and the parent with the child can make an attempt to abscond with the child. Most...View More
Into the home with the defendant without trying to get the pfa dismissed what can be done? This person who has the pfa against them was accused of sexual abuse of the child. Also fired a gun off inside the home while child and several witnesses were outside.
Call the police and report the violation of the order. The person restrained by the order must comply even if the protected person is not enforcing it themselves. It could result in a child protection / welfare action.
They charged me with strangulation and assault but I didn’t do it, because i have an accent they say the body cam says I admitted to it( not true). They also said I had former charges that they pinned on me but the charges date back to the 90s when I was still a child in Jamaica. My public... View More
You should immediately contact an immigration lawyer from the JUSTIA directory or the American Immigration Lawyers Association directory. Pleading guilty to criminal offenses can have extremely serious results like deportation if you are not a US citizen. Even if you are a citizen a guilty plea can...View More
bye my ex boyfriend which I had arrested i have memorie loss from all the abuse I went to court to testify and it was like the da didn't want to listen to me it was like they were trying to say me and my sister got into a fight which never happened the night I was strangled and assaulted from... View More
I don't see a case there as the DA is given great lattitude in what to do. However if you want there is a group called the Womens Law Project that may be able to better direct you. Certainly you can ask for a PFA.
If your conviction occurred in Florida, you will need to contact an attorney in Florida to see whether you can have the case expunged. Any court filings will be done in Florida and it will depend on Florida law whether you can have the case expunged/sealed.
I'm guessing that you are referring to a PFA? Or is this a pre-trial bail condition? If it truly is a violation, you can contact your local police department or the district attorney's office to report the violation. They will investigate and determine whether the contact was a violation...View More
We lived together for 4 years and her father hated that my bf was there when he wasn’t around. A few days before Christmas we got in a heated argument over money and expanding our family. Since my daughters father fails at paying support on time financially it was straining us to begin our lives.... View More
You really need to consult with an attorney and probably a therapist as well. It is difficult to understand why you would still be with someone who said those things to you. Whether the judge will determine that the boyfriend shouldn't be around your daughter, I can't know but I would...View More
Once charges are filed by the Commonwealth you no longer have the ability to drop them. You become an important witness in the case but the case is the District Attorney's. Those charges sound very serious and very few DAs would simply walk away from that case. Remember their job is to...View More
If you have been subpoenaed to appear in court, you need to appear or you could be found in contempt. You should contact whoever is prosecuting the case, or whoever subpoenaed you as a witness and express your concerns. Your input as the victim should be taken into account. I hope that helps!
It depends (I know, not the answer anyone wants). For just a cuatody exchange the answer is no. However, in my experience if something gets said that isnt custody related the answer is yes. Which is why so many family attorneys recommend custody exchanges at police stations in these types of...View More
I am not sure how. No contact, as a condition of bail or otherwise means that if either of you did the other could report you. If its a condition of bail it could lead to bail being revoked. If its an order of court one or both could be held in contempt.
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