Family Law

Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Family Law

My two son's both adult were fighting with each other, the

Customer Question
one son during the brief...
my two son's both adult were fighting with each other, the one son during the brief fight bit the other one. the son then called 911. they arrested the older son for domestic violence even though my younger son did not want to pursue anything, he has to go to court 10/7. what should he do
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
10/5/2015
Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago
Samuel II
Samuel II, Attorney at Law
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 27,011
Experience: General practice of law with emphasis in family law.
Verified

Hello

This is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.

I am sorry to hear of this matter.

The son who does not want to proceed, was he taken to the hospital for treatment to injuries?

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no there was a little area that the police officer saw that caused them to arrest Kyle
Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago

Thank you.

And how old is the younger son, please? Is he a minor or over age 18?

If he is over the age of 18, he will need to make the calls. But if he is a minor, then you can call on his behalf.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago

I suggest a call to the District Attorney's office and ask to speak to a victim/witness coordinator. Tell them the situation and that you your son does not want charges to proceed against the older child. You can explain that this was an isolated incident and that your son does not want to testify in this matter. There was no injury. I suggest that you can also request to speak to the prosecuting attorney and tell them the situation.

At the very best, ***** ***** dismiss the matter. However, I suggest that the best scenario you can hope for is having the charges placed on an inactive docket or even having your son in a deferred adjudication.

The inactive docket means this will not be prosecuted at this time. But should your son get any more criminal charges or arrests, the DA can bring this matter to full prosecution.

The deferred adjudication means that he would plead guilty and the DA would agree to a term of probation and once that is completed successfully, the conviction would be removed from his record.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago

If your "victim" son is at least 18, he needs to make the call. If he is a minor, you can do it for him.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago

In the meantime, your older son should consult with a local attorney and if he cannot afford a private attorney contact the local Public Defender to assist.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago

And so at the Oct 7th hearing, this will be a preliminary hearing. And the judge will ask for his plea. I suggest he plead Not Guilty. Ask for a Public Defender and then the negotiations can begin with the matter being dismissed or whatever the DA is willing to do in this regard.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago

Please let me know if you have other questions in this regard. Keep in mind, I can only answer and provide information for what you ask. I do not know what you need to know, unless you tell me. Please rate positive as this is how I get credit for my time and information.

Thank you

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
thank you
Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago

You're welcome and good luck with everything. One more thing, your older son may want to volunteer to go into an anger management program. I am sure that will be one of the DA's priorities if they agree to any plea. So he should consider that also.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Ask Samuel II Your Own Question
Samuel II
Samuel II
Samuel II, Attorney at Law
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 27,011
27,011 Satisfied Customers
Experience: General practice of law with emphasis in family law.

Samuel II is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,875 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,025 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

6,562 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years legal experience including family law

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,415 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,398 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,787 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
Husband comitted domestic violence against and was vetbal
Husband comitted domestic violence against and was vetbal abusive to my daughter. He is the only caregiver to our 5 year son would he be able to care for our son if an order of protection is filed aga… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,811 satisfied customers
Trying to file a motion I'm thevictim in a domestic violence
trying to file a motion I'm thevictim in a domestic violence case and there are many laws being broken iin this small town court house.. like my right in the state of rhode island speedy trial. the fa… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
MY DAUGHTER was served a civil summons domestic violence An
mY DAUGHTER was served a civil summons domestic violence An Ex Parte order was issued against my daughter and she is to appear and answer the complaint. The allegations are false! Questions: Can chara… read more
Gerald, Esq
Gerald, Esq
Juris Doctor
3,545 satisfied customers
I had a final "Domestic Violence Injunction, Florida 741.30
I had a final "Domestic Violence Injunction, Florida 741.30 place on me on 18 December, 17. This was placed on me by my daughter in law who has a history of trying to keep me from seeing my Grandchild… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Can domestic violence case be reopened after few years. Ca.
Can domestic violence case be reopened after few years … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,718 satisfied customers
I have a question regarding domestic violence. Hawaii. I
I received a phone call this evening from Hawaii police. My 16 year old sons girlfriend and mother went to the station and made a statement. Now, then want me to bring him down. They said they have to arrest him. That is the extent of my knowledge. … read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
My wife accused me of domestic violence verbal and says i
My wife accused me of domestic violence verbal and says i pushed her at 1am. She claims verbal abuse be going on for 2 years. She denied this to cps 8 months prior to this. She called 9 hours later af… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,811 satisfied customers
I have a question about my case on Domestic Violence. I am
Hi Pearl, my name is***** have a question about my case on Domestic Violence. I am the plaintiff my wife is the defendant. what will I prepare during the Trial? … read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Partner
Doctoral Degree
56,303 satisfied customers
My Daughter's fiancé was arrested for domestic violence that
My Daughter's fiancé was arrested for domestic violence that we are certain did not happen. She did not bring charges against him. She had no bruises. Along with a jail sentence (30 days), the judge i… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
My husband was charged with domestic violence and felonious
My husband was charged with domestic violence and felonious assault. I stood up for him for the judge to drop the protection order and he did..... … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,170 satisfied customers
Can a domestic violence judgemant be overturned with
can a domestic violence judgemant be overturned with evidence that conterdicts everything presented at trial … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
My daughter is going to court for domestic violence and her
My daughter is going to court for domestic violence and her ex is free to continue visitation. He claimed he can't support his daughter because he can't work due to his mental issues. He has an anger … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,899 satisfied customers
Can i file domestic violence charges against a person who
can i file domestic violence charges against a person who hit me and who i am not married to or do not live with? … read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,693 satisfied customers
A judge issued a Domestic Violence restraining order
A judge issued a Domestic Violence restraining order prohibiting me from seeing my children. He did so for no reason whatsoever, did not allow a hearing, and such order was not requested by anyone. Th… read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
I filed a domestic violence restraining order that was
Hello. I filed a domestic violence restraining order that was temporarily approved. However when it came to court, the respondant brought an attorney where I did not bring mine even though I had one o… read more
S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid
Doctoral Degree
2,353 satisfied customers
I was granted a domestic violence temporary restraining
I was granted a domestic violence temporary restraining order and The restraining order was from one assault alone. Also keep in mind another assault was not included in original request. I did not sh… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
18,377 satisfied customers
Individual took guilty plea for domestic violence. Court
Individual took guilty plea for domestic violence. Court order 2 year no contact and anger management. The person being protected constantly calling and texting. Blackmailing to go to parole officer a… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,693 satisfied customers
I'm a domestic violence/ assault victim/survivor proceeding
Hello, I'm a domestic violence/sexual assault victim/survivor proceeding to petition for a complete identity change. The complete identity change will include a new name and a replacement birth certif… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,398 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x