How Can I Help My Spouse Get Released After A Domestic Violence Arrest?
It is possible that your loved one may be released on a personal bond without you engaging the services of an attorney or a bail bondsman. Before the judge will consider releasing somebody on a bond, the judge will want to receive input from the complaining witness; the judge would want to have someone speak with you directly. The judge will do this by asking the officers at pre-trial services to reach out to you to get your input and they will want to know whether or not these sorts of things have ever happened before, whether or not you are going to be living together if the defendant is released, whether or not you have any concerns for your safety, whether or not you think the defendant needs some counseling, whether or not you want a protective order, and whether or not you want the defendant to be ordered to stay away from you and to have no contact with you while the case is pending.
When they reach out to you and ask you these questions, it’s possible that they may elicit some responses that may make it difficult down the line to defend the case in court, as your answers to pretrial services may be used by the prosecutors to show guilt and degree of culpability. That’s why we always recommend that you engage the services of an experienced attorney to help you along the way.
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