Domestic violence is serious so California law enforcement officers take any domestic violence call will take the upmost precaution. While California is one of the states that do not make an automatic arrest when responding to a domestic violence call, there are certain conditions of the conflict that can be cause for arrest. If the alleged victim as a restraining or protective order against the alleged attacker, a police officer can arrest the attacker for violating the court order. Other grounds for arrest include the officer suspecting the alleged attacker committed a felony, the alleged attacker is acting disruptive and disorderly, there has been serious physical injury caused by the attack, if public property has been damaged or the alleged attacker as committed a public offense, if the alleged victim is a peace officer or if the alleged domestic violence was done in certain places, other than the home. The officer's main concern is ensuring the safety of the alleged victim and the public at large. If you feel your were wrongly arrested for a domestic violence call, you may have some defense you could use in court. Sometimes neighbors or stand byers made the call without knowing the facts of the situation. Maybe you were the victim but have been wrongly framed as the attacker. Sometimes domestic violence calls can be made when no domestic violence has occurred, for a variety of reasons. Consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss any possible defenses.
Have you or a loved one been arrested for a domestic violence call in the Fresno, Tulare or Kings county area? If you have questions aboutthe charges or why you were arrested, contact experienced California criminal defense attorney Christopher Martens and his legal team. Experienced in domestic violence defense, Christopher Martens can help ensure you the best case outcome. Call our office at 559-967-7386 or email us at [email protected] for a free consultation.