Arrested for DV in Springfield, am I going to jail?
Hey guys. If you are arrested for domestic violence in Springfield, are you going to jail? Well absolutely.
First of all if you're arrested you're going to jail to be booked. Booking means fingerprints, mug shots, getting some basic information. But am I going to jail? Well firstly absolutely you're going to jail for that process. The other part of minimum time is you're going to be in jail for at least 12 hours. In Springfield or Robertson County Jail you'll be in jail for at least 12 hours. Tennessee law says that for domestic violence you're to be held at least 12 hours. It’s called a “cooling down” period.
Will you face more time? Most of the time the state's going to ask for at least some probation. That is just a common thing so will you face more time? You’re already facing 11 months and 29 days. If it's a domestic assault that is a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor is a crime for which you can go to jail for 11 months and 29 days.
What if you have to go to jail? What if you get no probation or violate your probation? In Robertson County you will do about 9 months if you had to do in an 11/29 sentence. If you served your sentence and did not come out with any kind of probation or anything like that you would serve about nine months. You'd serve a good bit of time if you were convicted and had
to serve your sentence.
Our question was will I have to serve jail time if I'm arrested for domestic violence? You’re going to serve at least 12 hours. If you are arrested for domestic violence you have defenses. You have the right to confront your accusers. You have the right to fight to avoid a conviction. Defend yourself and try to avoid a conviction for domestic violence.
I am Jef Goldtrap. I hope I have helped. Thanks