What is your question?your son should discuss the issue with his attorney.
The girlfriend has no authority to determine how the case proceeds. The Commonwealth’s Atorney is in control of prosecuting thr case. The girlfriend can talk to the prosecutor about her desire to have this...Read more »
Once the police or magistrate got involved, the situation is no longer in the control of the victim. It is now the prosecutor who the victim needs to convince to drop the charge. Generally speaking, prosecutors don't like to drop domestic assault charges, so to have any chance at obtaining this...Read more »
You should contact the prosecutor's office. They will probably have someone working as a victim/witness coordinator. You should tell them about the case and how you'd like to see the case resolved. They are not obligated to drop the charges just because you want the charges dropped, but they will...Read more »
Hire the best local criminal defense you can afford. Keep up the great work in your struggle against substance abuse and coping with your mental illness. With these 2 actions, you have a good chance of getting the charges reduced.
I have no prior offenses of any kind. We were both intoxicated and do not remember the initial physical altercation. I did admit to being physical, but also did not elaborate on the extent of assualt to officers either. They did take a picture of sratches on his neck, which i dont recall doing. He... Read more »
You called the police? Difficult in VA to get domestic charges dismissed. If you tell the Commonwealth (prosecutor) that you were drinking heavily that day and don’t recall your action but since nobody else was present, the scratches could be attributed to your actions, the charges might be...Read more »
About 6 months ago, My childs father allegedly threw his girlfriend (not me) across a room and choked her. She did not call the cops or file a report. He does not have a record nor has he ever shown signs of abusive behavior. And though they are no longer together they are currently sexually... Read more »
Also i told the police at the time that he was going to hit me so i got subpoenaed to his court , i don’t want to testify can they make me ?? Him and i are doing great now since it all occurred. Will he go to jail? He has no record previous to this
Contact your husband's lawyer and tell him that you both are doing great now. The prosecutor will likely threaten you with filing a charge of contempt of court against you if you say you are not going to testify. You husband may qualify for the first offender program but he should speak to his...Read more »
Any attorney licensed to practice law in VA is deemed to be competent. You can go onto the VA State Bar website to see if the attorney you ultimately select has had any reports filed against him or her. Otherwise do your research: check out his or her website if there is one, read the client...Read more »
I took a guilty plea in Norfolk September 2017 in a A&B case against a family member, taking the victims word as she is my wife. It has now come to light that she struck me first while I was intoxicated and I responded by hitting her twice. This has ruined my career and service to the country, is... Read more »
You had 10 days to appeal and 60 days to reopen you case. You are obviously outside those 2 limitations. You could speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about bringing a habeas application but I am not certain how successful that would be. I think you are stuck with your plea.
So would this be assult she let her anger get the best of her shes in the military she assulted me once befor but i didnt show to court disnt want her to loose her job so what will happen if i press 2 more assult charges on her.can i go to the magistraight oh and would im in fear for my childs life... Read more »
You can go to the magistrate in each of the 2 cities where you say you were assaulted. But wouldn’t it be better to convince her to get into counseling and anger management? And yes, she could lose her job if she is convicted.
He was arrested in a different county and no one will tell me when he's going to be transferred or any information about a hearing, I can't speak to him until tomorrow whenever he's able to call was arrested on friday. What should I do
I suggest you hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The longer the fail to appear has been, the less likely he will be released without argument at a bond hearing which will require the help of an attorney.
There is a statement: what you told the police officer. Usually a domestic assault is a misdemeanor, not a felony. If this is a first time offense, the family member can complete the first offender program for a dismissal or go to trial to fight the charge.
This is the second time we've been in court for this, the first time was in Virginia Beach and I dropped the charges. This time it's in Chesterfield and I had bruises on my face from him and the bedroom door was broken because of him. Police also heard a little bit because I called them in the... Read more »
I went to pick him up from the bar because he was wasted. He hit me on our way home from the bar while I was driving. I also had our baby in the car. We are now on good terms and i do not wish anything to happen to him. What can I expect to happen to him? He also stated that he would run us off the... Read more »
My boyfriend got into a fight with someone. I️ put myself in the middle and tried holding him back from attacking the person. When I️ did this he kept pushing me back trying to get me off of him. He never hit me and I️ explained this to the police when they got there. I️ The other person... Read more »
Your BF pushing you to get off him could be an unwanted touching and thus an assault. Once the police arrive on the scene, whether you want to proceed with the charges or not is out of your hands. Tell your BF's attorney that your BF did not assault you as far as you are concerned and you don't...Read more »
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