Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
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QUESTION: "In the state of Maine, does an arrest for domestic violence automatically equal a conviction for domestic violence?"
ANSWER: No. Absolutely, positively not. Unless and until a final judgment of conviction is rendered, an arrest is a mere accusation of a charge. This is a hugely important matter of Constitutional proportion, namely the presumption of innocence.
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Will rate as excellent also adding, I am the one who called police to get help. I do not want to press charges but am told I have to wait until the hearing to even talk to my husband. How do I speak with him and also, make sure he is not convicted?