I want to get charges and protective order removed. How can I do this?
2 attorney answers
To remove a protective order you would have to convince the Original Judge or magistrate to change their mind. Often, these are not the same as the Criminal Judge.
Despite your wishes, the State is able to pick up the charges. Even without your testimony, the State has the ability to pursue a trial.
Hire an experienced Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorney.
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You'll need to convince the DA not to pursue a conviction. Depending on the specific accusation and the evidence, it is possible that the DA's office may seek a conviction no matter what you say or do. If your boyfriend has a good criminal defense attorney, she will be able to give you some insight on how to maximize your efforts with regard to the DA's office.
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