No one is exempt from false allegations of domestic violence not even a sheriff.
Colorado Undersheriff Tony Spurlock and his wife were recently observed having a tiff in the upstairs of their Highlands Ranch home. So much so, a neighbor walking his dog called 911 after seeing what he thought was a shove or a push by the Undersheriff to the Mrs.
Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to his 911 call and found a frustrated wife and a spurned Spurlock. The Sheriff had done the laundry. He also washed the dry cleaning! That’s enough to cause a fuss for any couple especially if it’s her dry cleaning.
But, was the perception of domestic violence by the witness enough to arrest or investigate this couple? No and yes.
After a thorough investigation of the actors and scene this turned out to be a false alarm. Nothing was visible from that vantage point. No shoving, no pushing, no domestic violence.
Investigations are the critical part domestic violence criminal cases. Assault, harassment, kidnapping are some of the criminal charges that are associated with domestic violence. There are a lot of facts for a domestic violence attorney to sort through.
If you find yourself with a domestic violence criminal charge, please feel free to call Philip M. Smith, Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, 303-333-8900 for a free consultation.