What to do if You Have Been Arrested for Domestic Violence?
- March 17, 2021 4:09 pm
- Written by admingl
- Categories: Arrested | Domestic Violence | Legal Advice | Police | Practice Areas | Resisting Arrest | Your Rights
Being arrested for domestic violence can be a traumatic experience. Often misunderstandings, false allegations, and even self-defense can be construed as domestic violence in the eyes of the law. Before you have your day in court, there are a few things you should do when arrested to ensure your rights and best interests are protected.
First, do not resist arrest or become combative with the arresting officers. Emotions often run high in these situations, but you must remain calm, cool and collected.
Always be respectful when speaking with law enforcement. Remember that they are only following procedure based on known information at the time. Do not take it personally.
Do not answer any questions relating to the incident. Respectfully and politely state that you wish to fully comply with the investigation and will be happy to answer questions as soon as your lawyer is present.
Hire an experienced domestic violence defense attorney as soon as possible. Early intervention is key to preparing your case. The right domestic violence defense team can protect your rights, and fight to clear your good name, utilizing proven strategies and tactics aimed at helping you achieve the best possible outcome.
Do not violate any terms of an order of protection. If you need help understanding how to comply, let our firm guide you.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for domestic violence, call our firm as soon as possible for a case evaluation and to get the representation you deserve.