I made the police report this morning of the bruise I had on my arm from my husband, and police asked me where he work, I said I don't know. Because he does construction, do job different places so I don't know. So the police said he will give the police report to district attorney to decide whether to arrest him. But if he will get arrest, normally take how many day to let the district attorney decide?
My second question is that police took picture of the bruise on my arm. So when I request for the copy of police report, is the picture will come with the written report too?
And my third question is that he did violence with me on 2014 in Santa Cruz and I made police report. If I will go to Santa Cruz police department to request the copy, is the file still available because it already 4 years. ? Thank you
Your question relates to domestic violence but was it posted under the wrong category (which could be the reason no one has responded yet). I would like to assist you, but I am not an expert in DV law. To further assist you, I am reclassifying it to the domestic violence category, so that attorneys knowledgeable in that practice area would be more likely to see it and respond. (If this response was helpful, kindly indicate so. Thanks.)
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This isn't a DIY project. Your hubby needs a lawyer. YOU should not be calling around asking for reports or any such thing. Have hubby meet with a local criminal defense attorney and take it from there.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
a. I cannot answer your first question, regarding the DA's decision-making process, but
b. The photos of your bruises will be part of any police report,
c. The SCPD should still have your report on file.
I hope that you are making a SAFETY PLAN, because your husband may not be happy with these events and may try to "punish" you for the latest report to the PD. Especially if they arrest him, and he gets out on bail. Please inform your friends, family, co-workers of what it going on, and find out where you can stay in an emergency, if needed. Set up a plan for regular calls to someone, so that if they don't hear from you they can try and check up on you.
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