Domestic Violence Disputes
Experienced New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer Discusses Common Domestic Violence Disputes
Domestic violence disputes often occur between a husband and a wife, a wife and a husband, a boyfriend-girlfriend, or a girlfriend-boyfriend situation. Very often someone will call the police during an argument or fight. Very often it could be the person who initiated the fight but something gets out of hand, something goes awry and the police are called. In New Jersey, when the police are called to a home on a domestic violence charge, the first thing they have to do is try to decipher what’s going on.
Domestic violence can even occur between people that don’t live together. In my 30 years as a New Jersey domestic violence lawyer, I have actually seen and been involved in cases between parent and child, child and parent and siblings. I recently had a case where I defended a brother who got into a fight with his brother. Ultimately, I was able to get the case against my client dismissed. But there are a lot of different areas and different relationships that could be involved with a domestic violence dispute.
Will An Arrest Be Made For Domestic Violence Disputes?
In the state of New Jersey, if the police get a call on a domestic violence charge, they’re going to be making an arrest. Back some years ago when the police were using their discretion and not making any arrests, they were finding that that was leading to people getting hurt. The perpetrators were thinking that the police weren’t going to do anything anyway so they could get away with assaults. The law then changed and essentially imposed an almost zero-tolerance policy with regard to domestic violence disputes. So, if they’re called to a home on a domestic violence charge, they’re going to make an arrest.
If you’ve been accused or are a victim of domestic violence in New Jersey, contact the law office of Carl Spector for a free confidential consultation with an experienced New Jersey domestic violence attorney. Let our experience work for you.