If my wife wants to file a report almost 2 weeks after my shoulder bumped her lightly, could I still be arrested?

Asked on February 25, 2015 under Criminal Law, New Hampshire


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you could still be arrested. The fact is that 2 weeks is well within the timeframe for filing a criminal complaint. While you say that you just lighlty bumped her shoulder, she could have a much different recollection of the event. And a charge of domestic violence is taken quite seriouslty by the courts. At this point you should consult directly with a criminal defense attorney and go over the details of the incident. They can best advise on how to proceed.

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