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Can I get a domestic violence conviction overturned? With the help of the one who filed without admitting she lied?

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I have gotten convicted for domestic violence based on lies. My girlfriend admits it was all lies but family driven. She is trying to help me clear everything up, like the fines, classes, worst I have a past criminal History (no Violence) that in months would have been able to try for sealing for work reasons. Is there a way to do so with out her getting into legal trouble?

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  1. I do not think one can give a specific answer to u=your question. Whether or not to arrest some one and whether or not to file charges are matters of discretion vested in the cops and DA. So, best answer is that it is possible she may or may not be arrested and may or may not be prosecuted.

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  2. Well the DV decision is final and the courts will not overturn a decision based on the victims recanting as there are hundreds of cases where the victim recants. So I think it is doubtful. See an attorney for a consult and bring GF along.

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  3. You need a personal consultation. What you're trying to do this very complex.

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  4. Unfortunately, prosecutors hear these "recanting" girlfriend/wife stories on such a regular basis that it seems they have become immune to them.
    In addition, your girlfriend runs the risk of being prosecuted for perjury; a serious offense. Is she aware of that? It's unlikely and uncommon but it could happen.
    Consult with an attorney to get more details on alternative options.

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