Q: Nobody was arrested on scene. Do this mean were in the clear?
The girl I was dating had struck my face while we were out after an argument. we both took seperate ubers back to her place where I had my dog and, clothes, car keys which I needed. There was a good amount of alcohol involved. Police were called but nobody was arrested. I told them about the incident and they filed a police report for assault since she hit me. Should anyone be concerned of an arrest or charges? I don't want her to get arrested or have any further trouble. How long will it take to know what happens next?
A: The answer is maybe. Usually, police will arrest the accused at the scene in a family violence case. An assault in a dating relationship is considered family violence. Your case may have been referred by the DA for further investigation, which is one explanation for why she was not arrested. In Texas, if an officer believes that family violence occurred, the accused can be charged even if the complainant does not want to file charges. Based on your description of the incident, it is a misdemeanor assault and the state has a 2-year statute of limitations to file a charge. The reality is that they will act within a few days or weeks. If she gets letters from bondsmen or lawyers, she has a warrant. You can call any bondsman and ask them to check if she has a warrant. If she does, contact a lawyer to see if she can arrange a walkthrough. Good luck!
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