Domestic Violence

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Question: my violations are: Assault-no injury; disorderly conduct. Court date on January 29,2016. Released on signature. If the Plaintiff does not appear to press charges,will my charges be dropped? Because Plaintiff does not want to press charges. What is my next step aside from appearing in court? Do i need representation for this violations?

Answer: I strongly recommend consulting with an attorney regarding your case. Although a victim may not now want to prosecute, that does not prevent the prosecutor from subpoenaing the victim to court to testify. Of course the prosecutor should take the victim's input into consideration, they can proceed against the victim's wishes.

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  • my violations are: Assault-no injury; disorderly conduct. Court date on January 29,2016. Released on signature. If the Plaintiff does not appear to press charges,will my charges be dropped? Because Plaintiff does not want to press charges. What is my next step aside from appearing in court? Do i need representation for this violations?

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