Why Am I Being Charged In A Domestic Violence-Related Case When My Partner And I Were Equally To Blame For Harming One Another?
The decision to arrest one party over the other is left to the discretion of the police officers. In my experience, the male tends to be arrested more often than the female, even if the male initiated the phone call to the police. In many cases, there is no rhyme or reason to the decisions that are made by the police, and one party may be let free while the other is arrested, even if both parties were equally violent.
I’m Facing Domestic Violence Charges Against My Spouse, But There Is No Evidence To Show That She Was Harmed. How Can The Prosecutor Possibly Continue With This Case Against Me?
Evidence showing physical harm, such as pictures of bruises, broken bones, lacerations, or contusions are not necessary in a domestic violence case; something as simple as a statement from the complaining witness that he or she is in physical fear of their life and/or safety could justify a domestic violence charge. For example, if a husband were to threaten to punch his wife if dinner isn’t ready when he gets home, then that would be considered harassment in the second degree, which would count as a domestic violence charge.
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