No, if you call 911 during a domestic incident, police will almost always make an arrest on the presumption that you are in danger and need protection from your spouse or partner.
Once police are on scene, the choice of whether to arrest or not is out of your hands, and NYPD policy is to make an arrest and worry about the details later.
This presents significant problems for families all over New York, who called the police out as a way to calm a situation down, and ended up with a spouse hauled off for the night, then slapped with an order of protection keeping them away from the home, kids, their possessions, the car, and more.
Domestic Violence arrests are more disruptive than almost any other kind of criminal intervention, because it can literally leave the alleged perpetrator homeless.
This is a dangerous situation for your family. If you’ve been arrested after a domestic incident, or you made a 911 call that led to an arrest you didn’t want made, you need legal help.
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 and get experienced representation that can put your family back together.