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.
A high-profile individual was recently accused of being violent toward his partner in California. The charges (three misdemeanor counts) filed against noted actor Tom Sizemore stem from a reported domestic violence incident that occurred in July. His arraignment was scheduled for mid-September.
One man in California was recently accused of engaging in domestic violence. His domestic violence arrest took place following a barricade situation at a residence. The barricade ordeal lasted several hours on a Wednesday.
One high-profile individual in California was recently accused of domestic violence. The wife of heavyweight Travis Browne said he committed domestic violence against her, an accusation that sparked an investigation by the UFC. The UFC celebrity may also face legal trouble in connection with the alleged domestic violence.
Charges of domestic violence filed in California are often the result of an argument that escalates between two individuals. When an individual is arrested on charges of domestic violence, it is natural for outsiders to readily label the person a criminal. In the eyes of the law, however, the individual remains innocent until his or her guilt can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, and he or she has the right to a domestic violence defense.
Getting charged with a crime not only paints a negative image of a person in the community but also could negatively impact the person's criminal record. One high-profile individual in California was recently charged with domestic violence at the felony level. According to officials, Slava Voynov, a defenseman for the National Hockey League Kings, faces a felony count related to corporal injury involving a spouse.
Domestic abuse charges can carry long-term consequences for a person convicted of an offense in California. The laws apply to many types of relationships. Allegations can arise after a dispute between husband and wife, former lovers or a couple in any stage of a relationship. Often, disputes may lead to a police response, leaving law enforcement under an obligation to consider making a domestic violence arrest.
Small disputes between spouses may escalate or be exaggerated to the point that domestic violence charges may flow. Moreover, domestic violence allegations are not limited to married couples under California law. Some people who are charged with a misdemeanor may decide to simply admit to the charges, hoping to just put the matter behind them--and without any analysis regarding the law or possible criminal defenses to the allegations.
Former San Francisco Forty-Niner Kwame Harris was acquitted of two felony-level charges last week after the evidence was presented before a jury. However, the jury returned guilty verdicts on several misdemeanor offenses. The charges flowed from allegations that the former lineman got into a domestic dispute with his former boyfriend while eating at a Menlo Park restaurant in August 2012.