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2 things to do after an arrest for domestic violence

If you find yourself facing a domestic violence charge in the East Grand Forks area, you might be under a great deal of stress. You may not feel like you have access to the right resources or support to help you navigate through this difficult and confusing time in your life. 

It is important for you to learn how to protect your rights and defend yourself against domestic violence and assault charges. Take some time to consider the following three things you should avoid when facing any type of criminal charges involving domestic violence and assault. 

1. Do not give the police evidence 

You may think that by speaking to the police you can convince them of your innocence and get them to drop the charges against you. Anything you say to the police can become evidence. You are under no obligation to provide law enforcement with any information or statements concerning your circumstances except for your name and other legally identifying information. 

2. Stay away from the alleged victim 

Domestic violence usually involves lovers, roommates and family members. During your arraignment, the courts will issue a “no contact” order requiring you to cease all communication and contact with the victim. You should avoid all contact with the victim until after the court issues a verdict for your case. You may feel tempted to contact them by phone, online and through friends and family members. Do not do so, or you risk violating a court order that can have serious ramifications on your case. Keep in mind if you live with the alleged victim, you may have to move into a different residence until your case is over. 

It is important for you to know and understand your rights. You should also understand the penalties you face. A domestic violence conviction can change your life in ways you have yet to imagine. Besides jail time, a conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life. If you are not familiar with your rights or need some expert guidance to help you overcome your situation, you might want to speak to an attorney.

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