Do Cultural Barriers Lead to Domestic Violence Arrest?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Language barriers and cultural incompetence on the part of law enforcement can often lead to an unjust encounter for those of a non-English speaking background. When those factors are amplified by what appears to be a heated domestic dispute, one or both parties could wind up being wrongfully detained by police.

Domestic violence is all too common in our society, and it affects all races, cultures, and religions. We want our law enforcement officers to keep the peace by taking this crime seriously and protecting all people from being victimized.

But since police see these situations so often, they may be quick to assume that domestic violence is happening, even though they have a language barrier or don't understand the culture of the people involved. These misunderstandings are likely to continue through the entire criminal justice system without a caring and talented legal team on your side to make sure you get equal justice under the law.

Joseph D. Lento and the exceptional Lento Law Firm Criminal Defense Team can protect you from unfair treatment due to miscommunication due to cultural or language barriers. We can make sure you are treated fairly and are able to provide the best defense possible in a criminal justice system that may seem unsympathetic to your plight.

In a domestic violence case, there are rarely any witnesses outside of the people involved since the incidents in question often take place behind closed doors. The situation is complicated even further when the law enforcement officers on the scene don't understand the language spoken by one or both of the involved parties. How do they know the events that took place before they arrived?

Also, domestic violence charges fall under New Jersey state law which provides some very specific conditions that need to be met for something to qualify as domestic violence. Does your relationship with the alleged victim even meet the guidelines of the law? Is the crime you are being accused of one of the specific crimes included in New Jersey's domestic violence law.

These are very serious charges, and you need to take them seriously. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his Lento Law Firm Criminal Defense Team have extensive experience and a fantastic record defending those who are accused of domestic violence. They will not let language or cultural barriers get in the way of working tirelessly and aggressively to make sure that your rights are protected. The Lento Law Firm Criminal Defense Team will ensure that you have every opportunity to get your life back on track after a domestic violence arrest.

Hesitation can cost you a lot. Call the Lento Law Firm today at (888) 535-3686 or contact us online to find out how we can help you protect your rights and make sure you receive the justice you're entitled to.

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