Any criminal allegation against an individual has the potential to impact a defendant for the rest of his or her life. Accusations of domestic assault are quite serious, and any resulting convictions could bring serious repercussions. Domestic assault charges often arise out of personal disputes between two individuals who have a close family relationship, and these cases can be quite complex. It is important to take these accusations seriously as they could be detrimental for the future.
An arrest after an hours-long standoff
A Minnesota man was recently arrested after an hours-long stand-off with law enforcement. The defendant’s interaction with law enforcement started after they received a call about a domestic dispute at a Stearns County residence. According to the report, the defendant did not respond to police when they arrived.
Instead, the defendant reportedly went into his garage and closed the door. Police were not able to contact him as all the doors to the residence were locked. Local law enforcement called in the SWAT team as they could not get the man to leave the home. After a few hours, he left the home and was taken into custody.
Where does he go from here?
After this exchange with law enforcement, the Minnesota defendant will find it beneficial to explore the defense options available to him. He is likely to be charged with domestic assault and threats of violence. Regardless of the allegations he is facing, he has the right to confront these charges and seek the best outcome for his individual situation.