Should I my ex boyfriend attend my hearing for assault charges? How? 3 Answers as of June 30, 2015

I slapped my boyfriend and I am not getting charged with assault. My (now ex) boyfriend and I are on good terms and he wants to do anything he can to help. I have my first court hearing this week, and I will be asking for a court appointed lawyer, but should my ex attend the hearing or is it unnecessary for him to be there?

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
He should attend.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 6/30/2015
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
It doesn't matter. 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. You need to spend some money and hire a "real lawyer." Since your assault qualifies as domestic, the consequences are severe. For example, if convicted you will lose your gun rights for life, have a criminal record, and be forced to attend a long and expensive 52-week DV program.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/29/2015
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
How does he know about your hearing? ... unless you told him. If there has been issued a no contact order between you and him, you are not to have communication with him as that is a violation of the terms of the protection order. Also it could be viewed as you "tampering with a witness". My advice.... get your attorney and have your attorney contact your ex.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 6/29/2015
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