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What is the difference between domestic violence and disorderly conduct?
A person can be charged with both crimes if they commit an assault in a domestic situation. If there is an argument in a home and one person causes a physical injury to another person, they can be charged with disorderly conduct, which would be a domestic violence crime, and assault.
Can police press charges if victim doesn’t want to Canada?
The short answer is no. The long answer is kind of but not really. In Canada, police lay criminal charges. With most cases, they have some discretion as to whether or not they will lay the charges.
Can a victim withdraw a statement?
Once you have made a victim personal statement you cannot withdraw or change it. However, if you feel you have found further longer term effects of the crime you may be able to make another statement that updates the information provided in the first one.
Can a suspect appear at a grand jury hearing?
During the hearing, there are lawyers and a judge present. In a grand jury hearing, there is only the prosecutor and the jury members. In some states, the suspect can appear before the jury in a grand jury proceeding. However, some states, like Massachusetts and Rhode Island, do not allow such a right.
Can a defendant testify at a NJ Grand Jury?
Right to Testify An accused has no right to testify at a N.J. grand jury. However, the prosecutor may extend an invitation for a defendant or target of investigation to testify.
What happens if a grand jury chooses to indict you?
If a prosecutor believes that her case is strong enough, then she might request a trial regardless of the grand jury. If a grand jury chooses to indict you, then it means that the prosecutor has a decent case against you. However, it does not mean that you are guilty.
What happens if prosecutor fails to present exculpatory evidence to grand jury?
If the prosecutor fails to present evidence that is exculpatory and meets this standard, that conduct warrants dismissal of the indictment. An accused is also entitled to have a valid defense or justification presented to the Grand Jury where it exonerates the accused.