According to a report by ABC 7 News, Southern California native Amanda Stanton, known for her appearance as a contestant on “The Bachelor,” was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence battery while vacationing with her boyfriend in Las Vegas.
Stanton, who was allegedly intoxicated, returned to her hotel room after a bachelorette party with friends. Her boyfriend Bobby Jacobs was sleeping—Stanton woke Jacobs and an argument ensued. Officials stated that a physical altercation took place and hotel security was called. They called police to the scene and Stanton was arrested and booked at the Clark County Detention Center.
Stanton was released, and her team later issued a statement, apologizing on behalf of Stanton. According to the statement, “Amanda gave Bobby what she thought was a playful shove; hotel security did their job and reported the incident to the police, who in turn did their job.” Ultimately, Jacobs stated he did not believe Stanton meant him any real harm.
Like this situation, arguments between family members or loved ones can quickly escalate, even if no one intends for that to happen. If the police are called, and he or she notices any signs of distress, there is a good chance that someone will be arrested. Even if your significant other says that you were not violent, you can still face charges for domestic violence.
In Los Angeles County, officers are not required to make an arrest when they respond to domestic violence calls, but it is encouraged and happens frequently. Officers want to prevent future violence, so those found committing acts of violence against their spouse, significant other or child can be punished under California law.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is important to speak to an experienced Southern California criminal defense attorney who can help examine the facts of your case. The consequences you could face for a domestic violence conviction are very fact specific—depending on the circumstances of your case and the severity of the incident, you could face at least 30 days in jail and mandatory attendance in a 52-week domestic battery class.
A charge like this can have an extremely negative impact on your family, your reputation, and your future. Please do not take any chances. Contact us a here at the Kann California Defense Group for a free consultation today. 888-744-7730.