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Dcfs forcing me to press charges due to domestic violence

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Dcfs forcing me to press charges due to domestic violence incident.Son was not in the house when incident occurred. What do I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Peter Griesch,
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What do you mean when they say they are forcing you? What have they done?

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They came to my house and said depending on what I do in court meaning if I'm going to press charges then they would either take my son if I don't press charges or they won't. The thing is the officer who reported the issue to DFs said that my son was there and he was not present. The officers I first worked with knew that and I have proof that he was at my mothers house.I was already going to file an order of protection against my abuser shouldn't that be enough for them not to take my son. Aside from that the officers said they were pressing charges on my behalf because I explained that if I did I felt I would anger the abuser more so for my protection I agreed with the officers that they would and I would seek the order of protection.
Criminal Lawyer: Peter Griesch,
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If you are being abused, were going to seek an order of protection anyway, why not seek to have this person charged for assaulting you?

I can advise how to navigate with child services, but why complicate things? If you're being abused you should keep your safety and that of your son at the forefront.

If child services believe that this person being present creates a dangerous environment for your son, they'll start a court process to have him removed. Unless you say that this person never abused you or your son, if you are unwilling to seek charges, it will appear that you are the stereotypical abused spouse, and they'll likely take your son.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
But I agreed with the officers that they would file the charges on my behalf. Only to protect myself further.
Criminal Lawyer: Peter Griesch,
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Ok

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