A domestic violence charge can impact your life in ways you cannot imagine. It can prevent you from entering your home or contacting your spouse or children. A domestic violence charge can also negatively impact your career, even if the charge is later dismissed.
Last week, university police arrested a University of Maryland English lecturer after receiving a tip that there was a warrant out for his arrest. University police reportedly confirmed that the 29-year-old instructor was wanted in Baltimore on assault charges and then arrested him outside the Cambridge Community Center just before his academic writing class began.
The well-liked teacher was charged with second-degree assault in connection with an incident that took place in Baltimore in March. While the Baltimore Police Department refused to release information about the arrest, a spokesperson for the university police speculated about the situation. He stated he believes the arrest is connected to a domestic violence charge against the man.
Apparently, a woman had brought a civil domestic violence case against the instructor, seeking a protective order. However, the petitioner failed to appear in court, so the civil case was dismissed back in March. Now, it appears as though the man is being targeted for assault in connection with the same alleged incident.
According to official documents, a court date has not yet been set for the matter.
While we do not know the details of this specific case, it is fair to say that any domestic violence charge can negatively impact a person’s life. Whether the accuser has exaggerated the truth or someone got carried away during an argument, it is important that the accused person’s side of the story is heard.