Back in May 2018, I was woken up to my girlfriends father in my apartment. Him and I had gotten into a fight where he was on top of me punching me. My girlfriends sisters boyfriend showed up and had gotten my girlfriends dad off me, I called the cops on my girlfriends dad and her dad and her sisters boyfriend were both arrested. Now my question is can I still talk to the local DA. On my girlfriends sisters boyfriends behalf if he has gone to court? He hasn't pleaded guilty or not guilty yet. I don't want him getting in trouble, however I do want my girlfriends dad in trouble for what he has done to me. Any help on what my options are?
Yes. If you are the "victim" in the case and weren't arrested yourself, then there is no restriction on your ability to speak with the prosecuting DA.
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Yes, you can speak to the DA if you were the victim in the case. You can also reach out to the defense attorney for your girlfriend's sister's boyfriend. He may be in a better position to figure out the best approach.
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