My fiance and I got into it really bad last night. It wasn't just one of our fault's, but I called the cops. We have kids together and live together. Things just got too heated and I wouldn't let the cops take pictures of me nor would I fill out a statement. They took him to jail. What happens now?
What happens now is that your fiance gets prosecuted.
Once the cops got involved and an arrest was made you became both a victim and a State's witness and when you are the victim of an act of DV then the State's job is to elicit your testimony and prosecute.
In Florida the State Attorney is empowered to bring criminal charges to bear on behalf of all of the people of the State, the victim being only one of those millions of people (albeit usually an important one to the success of their case). If you do not wish to cooperate with the State then you are entitled to have them consider your wishes.
In Florida victims of crimes have rights, both constitutional (s. 16, Art. I of the Florida's State Constitution) and by statute. If you want to increase your odds at having the State pursue your interests then you can hire your own criminal defense lawyer to serve as your Victim's Right's Advocate.
Again, no one can control what the State does on behalf of the people, but you will increase your odds at achieving a favorable outcome if you have an effective victim's rights advocate pursuing your agenda. Many criminal defense lawyers serve as effective victim's rights advocates.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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