Former American Idol star Constantine Maroulis has been criminally charged with domestic assault and battery. The signer, who has appeared on stage, was charged in Wyckoff, NJ after a fight with his girlfriend Angel Reed. Reed and Marsoulis have a daughter together.
According to various reports, police were called to the home by Reed after a fight became physical. She told police Marsoulis pushed her to the ground and kicked her. After the altercation Marsoulis fled the house where he was then arrested by police. Marsoulis is claiming self defense and that he left the house to diffuse the situation.
Domestic violence is treated seriously by police across the country. It really does not matter your fame or lack fame when police are called for a domestic violence situation. In Massachusetts police almost certainly make an arrest when they are called to a home for domestic violence.
The penalties for any type of domestic violence can be very harsh. Typically a person not only faces jail or probation but also conditions like counseling, anger management, or substance abuse testing.
Patrick Donovan is a criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts. If you have been charged with domestic violence or any other crime call attorney Donovan today.