Domestic Violence Victim Or Domestic Violence Defendant, Or Both

Sometimes when law enforcement officers in Florida show up for a domestic violence 911 call and they determine both people committed an act or acts of domestic violence they arrest both people for domestic violence charges.  This however is not normal. Officers are actually discouraged from arresting both people involved because it makes the case harder for the prosecutor to get a conviction for either defendant.  That is why officers will normally try to determine who struck first and then label that person as the “primary aggressor” and arrest that person only.  The arresting officer will normally request the prosecutor to also file criminal charges against the other person who was not arrested.  So both people end up with a criminal charge or charges from the police, one just does not have to go through the unpleasant experience of being arrested.  If you would like to discuss how I can help, the consultation is free.  Please call me at 407-740-8300, text me at 407-616-8808 or email me at [email protected].

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