New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer Discusses Common Misconceptions About Domestic Violence Charges
Oftentimes, people are surprised that they’ve gotten arrested in the first place. They think that somehow they’ve been wronged by even being arrested so as a New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer I have to address the legal issues and the zero-tolerance issues that occur. Very often, with these types of cases, the police, because of some of the things that we spoke about earlier, which are the culture issues and traditionally the male being the aggressor, that sometimes the police don’t get it exactly right. Either they’ve arrested the wrong party or they should have arrested both because they should have actually created a cross-complaint. Sometimes it’s just a misunderstanding at the police level as to what actually occurred.
What we can address very often in a domestic violence situation is a repeat caller situation. As a New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer I can address where the police, are getting a call, let’s say every six, eight, nine weeks to the same address. One time they’re arresting the husband. The next time they’re arresting the wife.
As a New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer I’ve actually seen cases where it goes back and forth for several months and now you have a police department who’s doing their job and you have a couple who are, essentially, not respecting each other. What we have there is an ongoing dispute that doesn’t get resolved. Very often, you now have cases against each other. That can be a very messy situation for both sides.
This is not as uncommon as you would think and both as a New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer and as a prosecutor I’ve seen situations like that. It’s not the norm but when there’s alcohol involved and both parties are partaking to an extreme level, these situations can get very quickly out of hand.
If you have been charged with domestic violence in New Jersey, contact New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer Carl Spector for a free confidential consultation. We are available to help you 24 hours a day. Let our experience work for you!