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State of Ohio.. Charge of Domestic Violence. Victim claims

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State of Ohio.. Charge of Domestic Violence. Victim claims she, her husband, the defendant and the defendant's boyfriend had a verbal confrontation where defendant called her names and made threats of harm. Victim never claimed that defendant physically touched her. The entire incident lasted less than 2 minutes.
Would the victim, being an aunt by blood, meet criteria to warrant a DV charge. The defendant has never lived in the same residence with the victim, nor does she have a close relationship with the victim. But she is her biological maternal aunt.
Attached is a letter written by the victim. It was given to the defendant to submit to her divorce lawyer. Can this letter be used as evidence in the DV case? The defendant denies apologizing to the victim. Defendant has been court ordered to have no contact with the victim and she has abided by that order.
The boyfriend of the defendant was charged with menacing. They both refused the plea agreement and asked for a trial.
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1. Can a motion to dismiss be filed due to "victim" not meeting the criteria of a Domestic Violence victim? The victim is the maternal aunt of the defendant, however they do not and have not ever resided together.
2. Can the attached letter be submitted as evidence in favor of the defendant?Parties involved. 1. Defendant 2. Defendant's boyfriend (charged with menacing) 3. victim (defendants aunt)

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1. Can a motion to dismiss be filed due to "victim" not meeting the criteria of a Domestic Violence victim? The victim is the maternal aunt of the defendant, however they do not and have not ever resided together.

Response 1: Yes.

2. Can the attached letter be submitted as evidence in favor of the defendant?

Response 2: Yes. Also, since the letter is not typed and it is in the alleged victim's handwriting, which offers a level authenticity to the letter.Parties involved. 1. Defendant 2. Defendant's boyfriend (charged with menacing) 3. victim (defendants aunt)

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