Under Utah state law, domestic violence occurs in any instance in which an individual harms (or threatens to harm) a cohabitant, with “cohabitant” here defined as spouse (current or former), roommate, person with whom the perpetrator is intimately involved, sibling/in-law and person with whom the offender shares custody of a child or children.
Additionally, Utah state law considers any violent offense, including harassment, stalking, violating a restraining order and/or assault to be domestic violence if committed by one cohabitant against another.
Being Arrested For Domestic Violence In Farmington
Perhaps not surprisingly, if a law enforcement official determines that there is reasonable cause to believe domestic violence has occurred in Farmington, he or she must issue an arrest, even in the absence of a warrant. Retain a Domestic Violence Attorney In Farmington if you need to. If there is cause for the law enforcement official to believe that the victim will continue to be in danger, or if the offender has recently caused serious injury or employed a firearm, the officer must issue an arrest and take the defendant into custody. Should you find yourself arrested for domestic violence in Farmington, you will not be released before the next court date (at a minimum), and you will be barred from contacting the victim for any reason.