Will I automatically be arrested if the police are called to my home for domestic violence?

New York has mandatory arrest laws, which means there is a high likelihood of an arrest if the police arrive at your house in response to a domestic violence call. A police officer is required to make an immediate arrest if they have reasonable cause to believe that a person has committed a domestic violence offense.

Officers responding to domestic violence calls often face unpredictable situations. In such circumstances, chances are they will make an arrest without asking many questions or trying to find out what is happening.

Sometimes arrests are made in the heat of the moment even when there are serious doubts about the reliability of a complaint. If you were arrested for domestic violence in your home, you need an experienced New York defense lawyer to protect your rights.

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