Although the issue of domestic violence was once largely swept under the rug, both by society and law enforcement, accusations of domestic abuse are now taken very seriously. Law enforcement agencies often have policies in place which all but require a responding officer to arrest someone if there is any chance a domestic assault occurred. Judges also routinely implement “no contact” orders in a domestic violence case, whether the alleged victim requests one or not. That, in turn, often leads to a situation where a couple is under a court order not to communicate with each other despite the desire
If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is imperative that you take those accusations seriously because in today’s social and legal climate, a conviction for domestic violence carries serious potential consequences with it. If you are new to the criminal justice system, you are probably feeling confused and worried about your future. The most important thing you can do for yourself and for your future if you are facing domestic violence charges is to retain the services of an experienced Nebraska criminal defense attorney. One concern you likely have is how your criminal defense lawyer will defend the
If you have been charged with domestic violence in the State of Nebraska, you are undoubtedly concerned about the accusations as well as the outcome of the case. Given the policies of many law enforcement agencies regarding domestic disturbance calls, it is not unusual for someone to end up in jail over what was really just a simple marital squabble. If that is what happened to you, and your spouse is willing to tell the police that, you may think your troubles are over. You may also be wondering why you would need a domestic violence defense attorney if your
Domestic violence is one of those crimes that was once largely ignored, or swept under the carpet, in the United States until relatively recently. Most people preferred to pretend that it couldn’t happen to them. Law enforcement officers and prosecuting attorneys looked at domestic violence as a “personal” or “family” matter that really did not belong in the courts, and lawmakers weren’t sure what to do with the issue. As a result, domestic violence was rarely prosecuted and, even if it was, a conviction was far from certain even if the abuse was obvious. Fortunately, all that began to change
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The Hidden Dangers in a Domestic Violence Case in Nebraska from Tom Petersen Domestic assault in the first degree is found if the defendant intentionally and knowingly causes serious bodily injury to his or her intimate partner. Learn more about hidden dangers in a domestic violence case in Nebraska in this presentation.