A man in the state of California was recently taken into custody after reportedly being violent toward a loved one. The alleged incident involving domestic violence took place on a Wednesday night. However, his arrest did not occur until after the man led police on a chase.
The incident reportedly occurred when police responded to a report of a domestic dispute that had taken place between a man and woman. When police arrived at the home where the incident was reported to have taken place, they learned that the man had already left. Police said when they later spotted his automobile, the man sped off.
The police chase took place on several freeways before ending in a small city. Once police had blocked the man's car in, he allegedly hit a police car. The 33-year-old man now faces several charges, including assault using a deadly weapon, felony evading, false imprisonment, domestic violence and the violation of a restraining order.
In many cases, arrests for domestic violence stem from fights that simply end up being out of control due to the flaring of tempers, but where violence does not actually take place. When an individual faces a domestic violence charge in the state of California, he is still presumed innocent unless his or her guilt can be proved in a court of law. Scrutinizing the evidence that prosecutors plan to provide in support of the charge may very well be a chief area of focus for the criminal defense in such a case.
Source: Cerritos, CA, Patch, "Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested After Chase From Anaheim To Maywood", March 23, 2017