Your spouse or significant other may be court-ordered not to have contact with you.
If you do not hear from your spouse or significant other it is because the court has ordered him or her to not have contact with you while the case is pending resolution. You may be able to avoid this by appearing at your spouse's or significant other's initial appearance, usually held the following morning after the arrest.
If the order is in place it can be modified by the court upon the filing of a proper motion.
The State Attorney's Office will want you to talk to the alleged victim.
This is your choice (although the State Attorney's Office may make you feel as if you have no choice). If (1) you do speak with the State and (2) you do not want your spouse or significant other to be prosecuted for domestic violence then only express that desire and avoid talking about any facts regarding what happened that night.
Remember, the State Attorney's office is under pressure to prosecute these cases. Anything you say can be used against your spouse or significant other if you testify.
You can hire an attorney for yourself, your spouse or significant other.
Remember that the attorney you hire for your spouse or significant other will be representing your spouse or significant other and has a duty to him or her, not you. Once hired the attorney is your spouse's attorney. That is why it may be beneficial to consult with an attorney for yourself too.
Additional resources provided by the author
The State Attorney's Office website along with the Clerk's website usually have very good information relating to the rights of victims of domestic violence.
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