Once the police arrive, they may decide to seek assault charges independently of the wishes of the spouse that initiated the call.It is the State’s decision to proceed with criminal assault charges, not the victim's.
Assault charges in domestic violence cases frequently arise after a call to the police by one spouse. 2nd degree assault is causing offensive contact or harm to another from an intentional or reckless act that was not an accident, mistake, or carelessness. The State must prove that a Defendant intended to place a victim in fear of immediate, offensive harm or contact; that the Defendant had the apparent ability to do so; and the victim reasonably feared immediate offensive harm or contact.
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