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Time limit on pressing charges for domestic violence?
In Michigan is there a time limit on pressing charges for domestic violence. My bf was arrested for it towards me, but I did not press charges. Can I still go back and change my mind and is there a time limit for doing so?
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- OK first of all I'm not getting defensive, I'm simply telling the truth.
Yes AMAZINGLY two unfortunate incidents happened recently in my life. So if you're saying that it's somehow my fault that my bf beat me up, then maybe you are the one who needs to step back and see what your problem is.#1; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 21:09:00 GMT
- I came here for legal advice. You obviously don't know whether or not there is a time limit on pressing charges, which was my question. So unless you have something important to say, I suggest you shut your mouth since it obviously gets you in trouble.#2; Tue, 05 Feb 2002 12:22:00 GMT
- this happened 4 days ago, I did not want to press charges because this would be his 3rd time in jail for domestic violence and I actually felt bad. Now he is threatening to press charges against me for domestic violence.#3; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 13:06:00 GMT
- Trust me, I definitely plan on getting a restraining order.
My sister came over the day after and took pictures of my two black eyes and various cuts and bruises. Would that make a difference?#4; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 14:32:00 GMT
- ...and found not guilty of the stalking charge by a jury and the DA dropped the other charges. I recently filed suit against her for her misuse of the criminal justice system in having me arrested in the first place.
This alters nothing, all I said still stands. You did not answer my questions:
"In your second post you said your B/F was going to bring charges against you for domestic violence. So did you hit him too? First? You also never answered my question concerning the two previous domestic violence charges and your involvement in either of these?"
charlie#5; Tue, 05 Feb 2002 06:01:00 GMT
- ...LinMarie21, You're looking for validation for your actions rather than advice and I doubt you find it here. In your second post you said your B/F was going to bring charges against you for domestic violence. So did you hit him too? First?
You also never answered my question concerning the two previous domestic violence charges and your involvement in either of these?
And so far as my problem is concerned, it's brought on by prima dona's like you wanting sympathy where it's not due!
charlie#6; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 21:58:00 GMT
...what's going on? Seems to be more to this story than you related in your original post, or are these two incidences unrelated?
Come clean! Or is there some devious motivation in what you do?
charlie#7; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 19:04:00 GMT
- Why am I not suprised that you were arrested for stalking and harrassment?
You do plenty of harrassment on this website. Take your resentment towards women out on someone else or better yet, seek some profession help in the form of a psychiatrist to get over your issues.
--------------------------------#8; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 22:53:00 GMT
- yes i posted both these, but they are two different unrelated issues
the one with the EX is just that, the one about the domestic is the current bf, but thanks for accusing me#9; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 20:36:00 GMT
- How long ago did it happen?
Why did you not press charges when it occurred?
Why do you want to press charges now?
charlie#10; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 05:29:00 GMT
- Does anyone else have something to post that's worth reading?#11; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 22:02:00 GMT
- Unless there were injuries, they might not be all that interested by now. Alternatively, don't use the legal system to do what you can't do yourself. Get a restraining order against this guy and be done with him.#12; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 13:50:00 GMT
- ...to calatty's suggestion concerning the restraining saying you intended to do so. I suggest you also follow his further advice, "and be done with him."
Were you involved in his being jailed the two previous times? I hope not, but if you were the adage, "Only a fool makes the same mistake twice", comes to mind.
charlie#13; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 15:40:00 GMT
- ...is your middle name trouble? If I were you I might step back and take a look at my life for a moment. Are the problems you're experiencing external, or within your self?
Most people come here with a problem once in their life...and you come here with two in the same day? And then become defensive when that fact is pointed out!
charlie#14; Mon, 04 Feb 2002 21:04:00 GMT