A simple argument escalated into a fight. The fight simply got out of hand. The police were called and two officers responded to the scene. Now you are wondering, Is an arrest mandatory when police are called for domestic violence in Maine?
The question (Is an arrest mandatory when police are called for domestic violence in Maine?) is YES, in the State of Maine, it police policy that when police are called to respond to a potential domestic violence situation, that someone at the scene of the incident is getting arrested. This is because the State of Maine acknowledges and understands the dangers that domestic violence has on the victim and any children living in that household.
According to the State, the time immediately following a domestic violence incident is considered the time in which the abuser is most likely to re-offend. Therefore, it is in the State’s interest to arrest the abuser for a “cooling down” period, during which time the abuser is placed under bail conditions prohibiting contact with the victim. In this way, one bad fight can impact your life and reputation.
The State of Maine takes Domestic Violence Seriously
In order to be convicted for domestic violence charges in Maine, the State’s attorney needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your actions meet the specific elements of the crime. This requires specific evidence. A DV defense attorney can look at your unique situation and determine what holes can be identified in the State’s case against you.
Domestic Violence Charges need to be fought with tenacity and experience. It is important that you make sure you have an ally who can aggressively defend the charges as well as navigate the process and negotiate with the State’s attorney aggressively. Having a DV defense attorney is a step in the right direction. There are proven strategies to defending Domestic Violence (DV) charges. The sooner our legal team becomes involved in the intricate details of case, the more time we will have to do our own fact finding as we help to prepare your defense. Whether the first Domestic Violence Assault charge is due to an argument that should have never gone that far, or the situation was a one-time mistake you did not mean to happen, it is imperative that you contact our firm as quickly as possible after the arrest.
Our committed legal team is determined to take immediate action to seek a positive case outcome. If you or someone you know is charged with domestic violence, I encourage you to contact The Nielsen Group for your free legal consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We will take the time to answer your questions and to put your mind at ease as we work with you to determine a defense strategy.
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