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Close quarters can be a domestic violence pressure cooker

On Behalf of | May 22, 2020 | Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence |

In these unprecedented times, even the strongest relationships can begin to crack. When you are in constant contact with your partner or other members of your household, what were once minor annoyances can turn into major problems.

Already frayed nerves can cause arguments to escalate quickly, and sometimes things may turn physical. Police across the country are reporting an increase in domestic violence calls.

If the police are called to your home, it’s likely someone is going to be arrested. The police will want to defuse the situation as quickly as possible and may make an arrest based on scant evidence. If you find yourself accused of an act of domestic violence, you should speak with a legal professional as soon as possible.

What happens if you didn’t mean for things to go so far?

In the heat of the moment, you may call the police to punish the other person. By the time the cops arrive, things may have settled down considerably. Regardless, the police will probably make an arrest, even if you ask them not to.

Remember, you don’t have the power to drop the charges against your partner. Only the prosecutor can make that call. However, if you feel like you made a mistake or blew the argument out of proportion, or even if you made some false statements to the police, you could still take steps to help remedy the situation. An attorney can help you protect yourself from false statement allegations and help you determine your options for moving forward.