Questions About Domestic Violence
What Happens When the Police Are Called?
What people can expect, as a victim of domestic violence or simple assault, and this would go for any simple assault, any kind of fight, is that the police would first advise the victim. The police will ask them whether or not they would want a restraining order and tell them they’d like to take photographs of any injuries that they do have so that they can preserve them as evidence.
What if the Victim Doesn’t Cooperate?
While this scenario does happen occasionally, what I see more often is where there really does need to be some separation between those people at that moment and there’s not much of a dispute about that. Because of that, the person who is the supposed victim or the alleged victim doesn’t really try to get in the way of the police because they realize too that some separation is needed.
Is There Bail in a Domestic Violence Charge?
Under most circumstances, bail isn’t even required. A municipal court judge, if the person does not have a significant history or any history at all of prior arrests, would simply release them on their own without a problem, without posting any bail in the state of New Jersey. This is also known as “being released on your own recognizance.”
One of the more common questions about domestic violence is if/when you will be released after being charged with domestic violence. If you’re charged with a domestic violence charge in the state of New Jersey, you would be arrested, processed and maybe questioned and then just a few hours later released, to say that same day.
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