What to do after domestic violence?
February 19, 2012 6:09 AM Subscribe
My fiance hit me today. I called the police and he's in jail. What am I supposed to do now?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (58 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Nearly 24 hours after the assault I realize I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing. Someone called shortly after I returned home to say that court will be held on Monday, and he'll be released after. Am I expected to attend that? Am I supposed to get an attorney?
Just FYI, I have no visible injuries, only some soreness and a lot of damaged property. The police seemed certain he wouldn't be convicted, which isn't very motivating.
I live in Mecklenburg county in NC, USA. I plan to call a more authoritative source eventually, but right now I can't talk about any of this without crying.