If I testify and the report doesn't match, can I get in trouble? 2 Answers as of April 18, 2017

My husband was arrested for domestic violence. The police report isn't accurate.

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Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
Not necessarily. A lot will depend on how far apart your testimony and the facts set forth in the police report are. It is common for a police report to contain some inaccuracies.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/18/2017
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
It will be completely expected. Prosecutors will never drop charges just because the victim has had a change of heart/story. The fact is, in 95% of all DV cases the parties reconcile, and prosecutors are well aware of this. Testifying differently won't get him off. A good lawyer perhaps.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/18/2017
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