Legal Question in Criminal Law in Ohio

can you reopen a closed case of domestic violence ,my husband threatened me into dropping the charges against him,so i did. can i reopen it and tell them i was forced to drop the case.

Asked on 12/16/10, 6:32 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Timothy Hess T. Hess & Associates, LLC

If there were actual charges against him, I don't understand how they were "dropped" as it is the prosecutors decision to dismiss charges and in DV cases, they rareley drop the charges altogether. Talk to the prosecutor.

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Answered on 1/22/11, 10:39 pm

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