Streetlamp Lucozade (orange_fell) wrote in little_details,
Streetlamp Lucozade

[ANON POST] Police Procedure Regarding Aggravated Assault, New Jersey

Setting: New Jersey, USA
Era: 2003/2004
Search terms used: Assault procedure new jersey, new jersey police procedure, new jersey police procedure in aggravated assault case

In my story a young woman has been assaulted by a guy she was seeing. The relationship had become controling and she began to feel unsafe around him. On the night she breaks up with him he beats her, leaving her with a broken nose, black eye, cuts and bruises.

At first she is reluctant to call the police but a friend talks her into it. My question is, what happens next?

Would she have to go to a police station or would they come to her house?

Would she have to go to hospital or would they have a doctor of their own who would see her at the station?

Once she's made a statement, what would happen next? If it makes a difference, it turns out he did something similar in another state but skipped bail. From my googling I think once they'd arrested him he wouldn't be allowed to post bail and he'd be sent to prison to await trial. How long would that take?

Any suggested search terms i could try? The ones I've used above helpfully tell me how long he'd be looking to spend in jail but all the links that come up are lawyers offering their services when you're being charged with aggravated assault, I'm more interested in what will happen to my main character.

Thanks in advance.
Tags: 2000-2009, usa: government: law enforcement (misc), usa: new jersey
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