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Former police chief accused of stalking ex-girlfriend

There are always two sides to every story and for domestic violence issues, this is often the case. Those who have been accused of domestic violence risk losing their jobs and their good reputation. A former police chief is facing serious criminal charges.

A former Spirit Lake police chief has been arrested for stalking his ex-girlfriend, driving into her boyfriend's car and biting her. The man allegedly saw his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend park their car to go look at a new house they were interested in. The defendant was driving by, saw them, and then proceeded to turn around and hit the back of the boyfriend's car. He also allegedly bit his ex-girlfriend. He is charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor, including a domestic violence charge. If the defendant were to bond out the judge would require him to wear a GPS tracking device and have a no-contact order.

When a person is facing serious criminal charges, such as domestic violence charges, it may feel like the entire world is against them. These are serious crimes that face serious penalties, including jail time, having firearms taken away, and you will face the stigma as a domestic abuser. A domestic violence situation is often a situation that gets out of control with heated arguments and misunderstandings. A legal professional skilled in criminal defense understands a domestic violence situation and is able to work through the investigation and bring their client's story to light. They work hard to aggressively defend their client against these serious charges.

A domestic violence conviction can seriously affect a person for a very long time. It is important that someone who is facing these charges has strong legal defense on their side.

Source: khq.com, "Former Spirit Lake police chief jailed for stalking & assaulting ex-girlfriend", Nicole Mischke, Oct. 20, 2017

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