My wife was arrested for domestic violence and she have a trial in 2 weeks and if i got subpoenaed which i was told that i will be i want to go so i don't get in trouble, but she is upset and regrets what she did and wants to reconcile with me and I want to reconcile with her also, so what is the best way to get over this with minimum damage? thanks
As the victim of domestic violence, the law treats you as a witness to the crime and not a party to the case. A victim or complainant cannot “drop” domestic violence charges, even if they are untrue or exaggerated. If you want to help your wife, there are various things you can do to pursuant the prosecutor to reduce the charges or to convince the judge to impose a more lenient sentence. If you can afford a lawyer, many criminal defense attorneys can act as private, victim’s advocates and can help give you guidance.
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Your wife needs an experienced criminal defense lawyer that can help her with the case. Once she's hired an attorney, you can speak to that attorney too.
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