Not everyone gets along all the time, and there will be times when spouses or other family members who reside together have arguments. If these arguments get heated enough, one party may call the police, alleging that a physical altercation has occurred. However, a person should not be convicted on domestic violence charges unless there is sufficient evidence to do so.
Even though it is only summer, college football fans in Washington are eagerly awaiting the start of the football season. However, one football player from Eastern Washington University has lost his spot on the team due to being charged with domestic violence. According to the head coach for the university's football team, it was deemed that the football player should "part ways" with the team because of his arrest.
When a couple in Washington has a heated argument, it is often a he-said-she-said situation. However, this does not mean that a person cannot be charged with criminal domestic violence.
Decision-making is not always a swift and easy process. However, many times important decisions need to be made on the spur of the moment. Sometimes, these decisions may later be reviewed and changed. When it comes to interpersonal relationships, this can be especially true. When family or intimate relationships in Spokane become exceptionally strained they may reaching a breaking point and charges of spousal abuse can result. The decisions made during this time can have very serious repercussions for all parties involved.
Last week, this blog discussed the topic of false allegations of domestic violence. At times, serious allegations may arise over incidents occurring between spouses or romantic partners. These accusations may be false or the defendant may need to share his or her side of the story regarding the incident.
You've just been accused of a violent crime that you did not commit. Even worse, the accusation comes from a loved one. What can a person do in this situation? These types of extreme family or relationship disputes are not easy to resolve. However, there are legal solutions available to those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence in Washington or Idaho.
From the beginning of one's experience with the criminal justice process, it can be difficult to fully comprehend all that's going on. Especially if one is dealing with charges of domestic violence, the combination of confusion and frustration can be completely overwhelming. It can be helpful to talk with one's criminal defense attorney about each step of the process before going to trial or considering plea negotiations.