If I drop Contempt of Court charges, could I re-file the same ones in the future?

Asked over 1 year ago - Venice, CA

I filed for Contempt of Court re: child support. The arraignment is in a couple of weeks. If I drop the charges prior to the hearing, would I be able to re-file the same charges in the future (if needed)?

I understand this is nothing to "play" with but am considering dropping the charges but want to be able to re-file in the event the person does not follow through with paying the court orders.

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  1. Edna Carroll Straus

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Contempt of court is never a good option. it SOUNDS good-- but it's not. That said, yes, you can drop this mess. DCSS will enforce the orders better than you can.

    Ms. Straus (aka Carroll) may be reached at 800-400-8978 during regular business hours, Pacific Time, or anytime by... more
  2. Joseph Land

    Contributor Level 8


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    Answered . So long as the petitioner is dismissed without prejudice you can.

    The above is general information ONLY and is not legal advice, does not form an attorney-client relationship, and... more

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