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If you are charged with any of the above mentioned crimes, there are a number of things that may happen. First, after arrest, along with a bond amount, you may have numerous conditions regarding your pre-trial release. More than likely, you will have a “no-contact” provision with the alleged victim, and depending on the severity or number of priors the Defendant may have, a G.P.S. monitoring device could be imposed. If you find yourself in this position, there are a number of things that we can do for you. First, we can move to modify the conditions of your pre-trial release. This means that we can amend the “no-contact order” to a “no-hostile contact” order. This amendment would allow you to be in contact with the alleged victim, but only under amicable conditions. We can also attempt to have the G.P.S. device removed as well. This can be accomplished through motion and usually by victim cooperation or Defendant hardship.
Recently, I tried a case where our client was charged with Battery, Domestic Violence. The alleged victim in the case wished not to prosecute and expressed her wishes to the Assistant State Attorney. However, there were eyewitnesses to the event and 911 tapes that contained the victims call. In this scenario, the State moved forward with their eyewitness and the tape. During trial, the witness testified to what he saw and the 911 tapes were played to the jury. Despite their recollections, the jury came back with a verdict of not guilty.
Battery Domestic Violence is an intricate part of criminal law. Civil injunctions may be imposed and you can face numerous sanctions, including jail-time, if the case is not handled in the proper fashion. Our office has handled thousands of these cases and hundreds of civil injunction cases. If you find yourself in one of these situations, please call our office for help.