Why was an arrest made?

An officer cannot base his/her decision on whether to arrest or not at the request of the victim. If the officer determines that a crime was most likely committed, “the preferred response of the officer is arrest.” The decision of whether to arrest someone, by Tennessee Law, is based on whether or not a crime occurred and is not based on the “consent or request of the victim.”

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1. I am confused, scared, etc. who do I call for support?
2. Why was an arrest made?
3. What is a COR?
4. How do I obtain an Order of Protection?
5. May I drop the charges?
6. What if I don’t come to court on the trial date?