Many couples may experience heated arguments at times, but these incidents rarely escalate into threats of violence or harm. However, in some cases, an altercation can grow out of control and leave one person with injuries and another accused of domestic violence. A man has recently been arrested and is facing felony charges in relation to his alleged involvement in a domestic dispute in West Virginia.
According to reports, the incident took place at the man's home just before 5 p.m. on a recent Monday. Law enforcement agents responded to the scene where he placed a call, claiming that his wife was trespassing on his property. Upon arriving at the home, police claim to have noticed that the woman exhibited signs of physical harm and determined that the man had strangled her.
The man was taken into custody soon thereafter and is facing felony charges in relation to the alleged incident. Authorities have advised that he has two previous domestic violence convictions on record. A conviction for similar charges carries severe consequences that could have a lingering impact on a person's future. According to reports, the man remains in custody while awaiting court proceedings.
When facing allegations of domestic violence, the average person may lack the necessary legal experience to know how best to approach the situation. Prior to responding to the charges, one may find it advisable to consult with a defense attorney for guidance in making informed decisions. An attorney can help a client in West Virginia understand the consequences he or she may face and assist in forming a strong defense for use during subsequent legal proceedings.
Source: wvnews.com, "Man arrested in Fayette County on domestic battery charge", Michael Lemley, April 10, 2018