Sometimes, during the course of an argument, people get hurt and the police are notified. They may classify the event as domestic violence, which can refer to many different things, like kidnapping, stalking, hitting and even rape.
What Is Domestic Violence?
When someone abuses their partner, either mentally or physically, it is called domestic violence. A partner can be a husband or a wife, as well as a family member, a boyfriend or a girlfriend. The perpetrator could hurt the victim’s body or they may go after the person verbally so that they feel beaten down. For example, they could tell the person they are going to harm them, keep them from accessing money, or simply scare them on a regular basis. Often the effects of domestic violence last for many years.
Who Can Be Arrested?
The short answer to this question is that just about anyone can be arrested for abuse. The person’s age, as well as what happened during the incident, are both factors, however. If the person is found to be guilty, they could go to jail. Jail time is more likely if the crime was severe; for example, aggravated rape is a charge that would lead to jail time. Whether or not a person is found guilty depends on the facts of the case, as well as the skill of the lawyers involved.
Why Hire A Criminal Defense Lawyer?
A criminal defense lawyer can help someone that is accused of domestic violence. This is not a charge to be taken likely; the defendant could go to jail for a long time, which is why a good attorney is important. In addition, if the defendant has a history of abusive behavior, they will benefit from having an experienced lawyer by their side.
If a person has been unfairly accused, or if the facts of the case are skewed, a lawyer can help. This professional knows what to do to help the defendant put forth the best case possible. If the defendant is guilty, the attorney can help work out a deal to cut back on the amount of jail time involved.
If you find yourself in a difficult situation, it is better to walk away than lose your cool. If the situation gets out of hand, remove yourself from the area and find a place where you can go to be by yourself. If you have been charged with domestic violence in Suffolk County, call the criminal defense lawyers at Naiburg, Obedin and Weissman. They will protect your rights.