Can I get a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence reduced to a lesser charge or set aside? 12 Answers as of December 09, 2013

There was no physical violence committed.

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Cramer Cramer LLC | Aric Cramer
In Utah you may get a charge reduced to a lesser level after you have completed probation successfully upon motion and a hearing with the court. It may also be expunged after five years.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Replied: 12/9/2013
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
It maybe possible to get a domestic violence charge reduced or dismissed. However, this all depends on the facts.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/3/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
If you are a skilled attorney, yes. Otherwise, on your own probably, not, because you could not talk your way out of the arrest when there was no violence committed.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 12/3/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
If this is your first offense there are often programs with the offender taking anger management courses and avoiding a conviction. Get a good lawyer.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/3/2013
Tricia Dwyer, Esq. & Associates PLLC
Tricia Dwyer, Esq. & Associates PLLC | Tricia Dwyer, Esq.
You should have attorney assistance right away. Further details need to be known of course in order to advise you appropriately.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 12/4/2013
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    That depends how good your lawyer is.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/27/2013
    Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
    Hammerschmidt Broughton Law | Mark A. Broughton
    It is possible, but it depends on the facts and circumstances of the situation. A good criminal defense attorney will know how to get the best result possible; that might mean going to trial if the facts are favorable. In any event, you will probably be required to attend and complete an anger management course even if the charges are reduced.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/27/2013
    Anderson Law Office
    Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
    It is certainly possible but more likely with representation. Please contact an attorney asap.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 11/27/2013
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
    Yes. Fight it. Lawyer up.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/27/2013
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    It can be done. It is up to the prosecutor.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 11/27/2013
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
    Every case outcome is dictated by its specific facts. Yes, it is possible to have a domestic assault charge amended to a less negative offense, but, it is dependent upon the facts of your case and your history.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 11/27/2013
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