Although domestic violence can have a profound impact on its victims, the effect on those accused of committing violent acts is often ignored, even if that individual has not been found guilty by a jury of his or peers. A Georgia man was recently arrested after allegedly becoming involved in a domestic violence dispute with his ex-girlfriend. When police arrived on the scene, they arrested the man on criminal trespassing and assault charges.
Despite a teenage boy's description as a young, panicked individual, a Georgia judge denied setting bond for the 16-year-old defendant. Facing criminal charges for the death of a 19-year-old, the prosecution claimed that they were worried the defendant might fail to return to show up his for court date or even try to intimidate certain witnesses. However, without any criminal record, it is unclear exactly why the prosecution requested that he not be granted the opportunity to post bond.