Domestic Violence History --

Dear claytonlady2004:

Greetings. No, he cannot reopen this and have a jury trial. If you did not lie, do NOT write such a letter. Lying in court is perjury and is a crime in North Carolina. If he did it, he has to live with it. He can talk to a criminal attorney about receiving an expungement. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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I had my soon to be ex-husband arrested for domestic violence 5 years ago. As I had been advised I decided not to have charges pressed, and showed up to court and said so. By showing up to court I’ve learned it shows on his record as having been arrested for domestic violence and shows “dropped charges”…he now wants to have me write a notarized statement saying I lied, I didn’t. IF I don’t he wants to re-open this and have a “jury” trial having it" dismissed if I don’t write the letter." I cannot in my heart do this and say I lied. Can he reopen this? Its five years past, and charges were dropped…