New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer Discusses Domestic Violence Disputes
Domestic disputes often are between a husband and a wife, a wife and a husband, a boyfriend-girlfriend, girlfriend-boyfriend situation. Very often someone will call the police. 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. 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 If There Is A Domestic Dispute?
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 went and essentially imposed almost a zero-tolerance policy with domestic violence. 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 experienced Domestic Violence Attorney Carl Spector for a free confidential consultation.