Is There Sexual Discrimination in Family Violence Arrests? -Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas

Posted By Tim Powers || 10-Aug-2014

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In our last blog we mentioned that during an assault/ family violence case, by law the police must make an arrest. The question is, who is more likely to get arrested?

Lets say we have a client who is married. Lets say he and his wife have a huge fight. The wife is accusing the husband of cheating. The husband claims there is no other woman and tells his wife to calm down. He puts his hands on her shoulder to calm her down but does not use extra force. The wife is then furious at this point and slaps her her husband on the face. The husband then grabs her arm to move her out of the way and then lets her go. As this is happening, the husband tells his wife he wants a divorce. The wife is then beyond furious and threatens to call-1-1. The husband stays there and lets the police in while his wife goes to the other room to calm down. The police go and talk to the wife first. This sounds a lot like the case from our last blog, but lets say this time the wife tells the police her husband strangled her. The police inspect her and find no marks that indicate strangulation. The police then ask her if they can take pictures for evidence and she says no. She claims she wants to leave, so the police ask her for her statement. Her statement indicates he strangled her. Without asking for the husband’s side of the story, the husband gets arrest for assault family violence.

Unfortunately, this happen more often then we think. Like we said before, by law the police have to make an arrest for assault family violence cases. If a woman accuses a man of assault, the man will more than likely be arrested over the woman. What do you think?

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