Because of increased political pressure from various interest groups, the prosecution of domestic violence has taken a dramatic turn in the last number of years. No longer do the police have the discretion to handle complaints informally. Therefore, no matter how minor the complaint, if the police were called, or 911 was called, there is an extreme likelihood that an arrest will be made and that a formal prosecution will be started.
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