Oregon’s Mandatory Domestic Violence Arrests: What You Need to Know

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Domestic violence crimes are some of the most challenging of all crimes for prosecutors to handle. Domestic violence incidents have to be handled seriously, as many legitimate acts of domestic violence occur each year.

However, on the other side of the spectrum, there are countless false domestic violence reports filed each year. Many domestic violence reports stem from heated arguments, and in moments of anger, people often act and report domestic violence without thinking. Many of these reports are made to gain the upper hand in an ongoing legal battle or to “get back” at their significant other following an argument.

What many people do not know, however, is that once a domestic violence incident has been reported in Oregon, the police have specific arrest guidelines that they must follow.

Oregon’s Mandatory Arrests Explained

Since domestic violence is such a serious crime, all associated charges can result in lasting negative consequences. Prison or jail time is common following a domestic violence arrest due to the state’s mandatory arrest law.

In any formal domestic violence investigation, the police are almost always required to make an arrest. If one party is injured once the police arrive, the other party will immediately be arrested. If one individual states that they were threatened with violence, even though they have no injuries, the other party will be arrested. Additionally, arrests will be made even when the alleged victim does not want to press charges.

It’s important to note that when we talk about getting arrested, we are talking about being brought to jail where you will then be fingerprinted and booked, not simply sitting in the back of the police car while they resolve the situation.

Protecting Your Future

The good news is that If you’ve been arrested on false domestic violence charges, there are things you can do to protect your future.

At The Law Office of Justin Rosas, our team has been helping those accused of domestic violence fight their charges and return to their best lives possible for countless years. We understand that you likely have many questions following your arrest, and we’re here to help.

Call us today (541) 933-5972 to learn more about how our team can help protect your future over the phone.