Domestic Violence

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Question: MY daughter was roughed up my her live in bf. he also damaged her car. she was willing to go to the sheriffs office until they told her he would be arrest tonight and go to jail. How likely is that to happen the injury is broken nails bruised? the vechile damage is about $500 and he still has her glasses and a few other small things.

Answer: Domestic violence is a crime.

According to the Phoenix Police Department:

When police respond to a domestic violence 911 call, the police officers may determine that charges are appropriate and issue a charge at the scene or send the case to a detective for more investigation.  After investigation, the detective may submit the case to the prosecuting agency for review for criminal charges; misdemeanor crimes are sent to the City of Phoenix Prosecutor's Office and felonies are sent to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.) A prosecuting attorney will then review the case and decide whether criminal charges should be filed.

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  • MY daughter was roughed up my her live in bf. he also damaged her car. she was willing to go to the sheriffs office until they told her he would be arrest tonight and go to jail. How likely is that to happen the injury is broken nails bruised? the vechile damage is about $500 and he still has her glasses and a few other small things.

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