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Expunge or not, use or hide Domestic Violence & Civil Orders

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by Elaine DeVere, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Elaine DeVere

    Elaine DeVere Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My cousin has been charged with felony stalking and a misdemeanor charge breaking a restraining order. The girl has set him up and has actually been stalking him and intimidating potential girlfriends for over 5 years. There are no text message linked and only one phonepcall which lasted 3 sec linking him to girl. There are multiple ladies that will testifytthat they we're harrassed, threatened and/or stalked by her and could not continue to have a relationship do to fear of her vengeance. Five years ago she tried to get him incarcerated for assault on an airplane. The charges we're dropped because there was no evidence of any wrongdoing. The case was withdrawn. It can be expunged. Would it best be expunged? Or could you use it to establish that she has a pattern of trying to set him up to punish him? Showing she called it in and nothing actually happened. I know opening the door to that case may be bad. Any advice.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Do you know what an expungement actually accomplishes?
    It takes hundreds of dollars out of the someone's pocket to chase a dream of making a conviction disappear.
    Contrary to urban myth and fairy tales, the only way to remove the stain of a criminal conviction is by obtaining an

    It might be best for you NOT to become entangled in the affairs of others.


    The best way to rid yourself of a stalker is to ignore the stalker and stay as far away from the stalker as possible,
     

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