I was wondering how I could drop charges on my ex-boyfriend for domestic assault and drop a no contact order without getting into trouble myself?

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I was wondering how I could drop charges on my ex-boyfriend for domestic assault and drop a no contact order without getting into trouble myself?

My ex-boyfriend beat me up and broke my nose. He is being charged with felony domestic assault, 2nd degree assault and will be charged with 3rd degree after my medical records get back. He has custody of his 4 kids and I don’t want him to lose them and would like to see to see the kids because I have raised them for the past year. However, I don’t want to get into trouble myself. What I should do?

Asked on November 8, 2011 under Criminal Law, Minnesota

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You can requesth that the district attorney's office not prosecute your ex-boyfriend for assaulting you, however, given the damages that you describe that you sustained, I doubt that the prosecution will dismiss the charges. The prosecution has the obligation to protect the people of your state against crime and conduct of your ex-boyfriend seems pretty egregious.

As to getting the no contact order dropped, you can do so most likely. I suggest that you first consult with a criminal defense lawyer before you make any final decision. Good luck.


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