WAS ARRESTED IN MS FOR DOMESTIC VOLENCE, SHUT CAR DOOR ON GIRLFRIEND, BAILED OUT, PLED NOT GUILTY, AWAITING COURT DATE, WHAT AM I TO EXPECT?

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WAS ARRESTED IN MS FOR DOMESTIC VOLENCE, SHUT CAR DOOR ON GIRLFRIEND, BAILED OUT, PLED NOT GUILTY, AWAITING COURT DATE, WHAT AM I TO EXPECT?

1st offense, girlfriend not pressing charges, police officer reported, lives in same apt complex, argument happen in parking lot. no intent to harm girlfriend, was accident. bailed out after 24 hour cooling off period.

Asked on April 24, 2009 under Criminal Law, Mississippi

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

In many states, even if your girlfriend dropped charges, the police can still move forward and prosecutor can charge.  You need to hire an attorney or talk to your public defender about what to expect and if charges can be dropped. If you want to hire a private counsel, try www.attorneypages.com.


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