Johnny Manziel was pulled over recently after someone called in and complained
that he was driving at a high rate of speed on the shoulder of the freeway.
After he was stopped, Manziel’s girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, told
police that Manziel pushed her head up against the passenger window and
hit her “a couple of times.” Crowley admitted she had thrown
Manziel’s wallet out the window of the moving vehicle. She also
stated they had been arguing and drinking throughout the day. Officers
did notice some abrasions on her wrist which Manziel claimed happened
when he was trying to restrain her from jumping out of the moving car.
Officers did not arrest Manziel, stating that they could not determine
which party was the “primary aggressor” in the incident. Even
though police did not make an arrest, the NFL has continued its probe
into whether Manziel should be sanctioned within the organization.
When police respond to a
domestic violence call in Nevada, they are required to make an arrest if they have probable
cause to believe that an incident of
Battery Domestic Violence occurred. If Manziel’s incident occurred in Nevada, it likely would
have resulted in an arrest. However, just because a person is arrested
doesn’t mean that a conviction is inevitable. In many instances,
the person arrested was in fact acting in self-defense. In other cases,
no domestic battery occurred, but police arrest the suspect based on false
Battery Domestic Violence charges are extremely serious. A conviction for
Battery Domestic Violence carries with it the possibility of six (6) months
in jail, as well as extensive counseling classes, community service and
heavy fines. A conviction for Battery Domestic Violence can also prevent
you from owning or possessing a firearm and can have a profound impact
on child custody cases.
If you or someone you know is charged with Battery Domestic Violence, contact
the knowledgeable and experienced Battery Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys at
Brown Law Offices. The lawyers at Brown Law Offices can assist you in evaluating the facts
of your case, developing the best defense strategy and providing you with
the most aggressive defense possible for your Domestic Violence case.