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What will happen in court for domestic violence charges?

I want to be prepared when I go to court. I am supposed to testify against my ex husband and I'd like to know exactly what will happen as far as the process and what I should expect. Thank you for your help.


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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    You will be put on the stand and questioned about the matter. Answer truthfully. Dress nice.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/20/2013
    David Harrison | Miller & Harrison, LLC
    2305 Broadway
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (303) 449-2830
    If you are a witness/ victim in the case, the prosecutor should contact you prior to the court date and let you know what will happen. However, in general, you would go in the courtroom, be sworn in to tell the truth, sit on the witness stand, and tell the facts of what occurred that led to the charges. The defense attorney gets a chance to challenge your story and ask you questions about it. The prosecutor will ask questions to make sure all parts of the story come out.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado - Replied: 3/20/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    The D.A. will ask you questions regarding what happened and your husband's attorney will cross-exam you and ask question, pointing out any inconsistencies in your testimony. You should talk to the D.A. prior to you testifying.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 3/19/2013
    Mark A. Broughton | Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
    2445 Capital Street
    Fresno, CA 93721
    (559) 233-5333
    I assume you have been subpoenaed to testify. There should be the name of the attorney who had you subpoenaed and a phone number. You can call him/her and talk to him/her about your testimony. If that doesn't work, show up on the day of the hearing and I am sure the attorney will speak with you before you are asked to take the witness stand. Very briefly, the DA will ask you questions about the incident, and then your ex-husband's attorney will be allowed to ask you questions. The most important thing is to tell the truth no matter who is asking you the questions just like our parents taught us.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 3/19/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    It's anybody's guess at this point. Sentencing depends on whether you have been found guilty, your prior record, how serious these are in the court's eyes, mitigation, and allocution.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 3/19/2013
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