If you watch TV shows involving murder investigations, you’re sure to notice how often the spouse is behind the crime. There’s a reason this has become such a common trope and that is that spouses often commit crimes against one another. That’s why you should be ready to contact a La Jolla criminal defense attorney if anything happens to your partner -even if you weren’t responsible.
While tv shows tend to focus on murder, spouses can also be responsible for assault, domestic violence, robberies and more. Police will often look to the people closest to the victim in a criminal investigation and there are rarely people closer to the victim than their romantic partner. Whether the couple was happy or even estranged, police will often look to the victim’s partner first when investigating a crime. That’s why it always pays to speak with a Pacific Beach defense lawyer before you speak with the police -even if you are concerned or in mourning.
It is particularly important for those with a history of domestic violence, separations, estrangement and major public fights with their partners to contact a Mission Valley criminal attorney as soon as something happens to their spouse as the police will often take these relationship problems as motivation for committing a crime.
If your partner has been victimized by a crime and the police come to question you, always insist on having your Del Mar criminal defense lawyer by your side while answering questions. Please call (760) 643-4050 or (858) 486-3024 to schedule a free initial consultation with Peter M. Liss.
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