Question by : Should I press charges or drop? Should I get an EPO or a lesser order? PLZ! I NEED HELP!? Taken from my previous post:
Can I have charges dropped on my husband if I wasn’t the one to originate the complaint?
My husband put his hands on me and shoved me, then proceeded to put his hand on my neck and push me against a wall. My father became aware of the situation and called the police. My husband and I are 31 & 26 …. I do have children involved. I want things to change. I want to get help for him AND myself and I don’t want him to come back to me me unless he turns his life around. All I’m asking is if there is anyway that I can have the charges brought against him by the state of KY dropped. My father made the call, he told the officers what had happened, they asked me if that was the truth… I told them what happened. Can I now have the charges dropped?
2 hours ago – 4 days left to answer.
If so, how? What do I need to do to have them dropped?
2 hours ago
“As a final note, there is no ‘mandatory prosecution’ law, or ‘no-drop policy’ law, in Kentucky. However, each prosecutor has the discretion to either prosecute or dismiss a case as they deem appropriate. Therefore, victims should be aware that, in a criminal prosecution, they are the prosecuting witness only; they do not necessarily have control over what happens to the case.” — Taken from the KDVA website
So… I actually will have to sign a sworn oath stating what happened and decide to press charges between now and Wednesday. They called me this morning to put in a petition for a “surety bond” ?? The Pretrial Officer… I didn’t quite understand how all that worked so I stated no at the time… then, they had my husband call from the jail and ask me to set forth the petition. It may not even be changed from the cash bail it is now set at.
I have so much on me. We have never had anything like this happen before. I don’t know what to do. People are pressuring me to press charges, file and EPO and push, push, push… I don’t feel right about the EPO. I really don’t think it’s needed in our case. He’s not going to come back half cocked at me… more than likely at my father. ??
His court date is set for Wednesday. Do I contact him, see where he stands… as far as if he will get help on his own, I won’t press charges. But if it’s looking like he is hard and angry, go forward with the charges and maybe the EPO? Agh.. I am so broken over this!! Please help! Best answer:
Answer by Alan loves Toyota
Divorce his ass.
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