There is no doubt in anyone's mind that crimes committed at home between couples can be very serious. Not only is the situation serious in terms of the victims of such crimes; the accused can also face severe consequences if the charges result in a conviction. Due to the intimate nature of most domestic violence allegations, friends, family and neighbors often presume the guilt of the accused, even before the case is heard in court.
With every crime comes a penalty, and while penalties differ depending upon the severity of the offense, no punishment is a walk in the park. Drug crimes, in particular, are harshly penalized and aggressively prosecuted. A conviction on drug charges can result in jail time, probation, fines and being barred from certain kinds of employment.
According to an arrest report filed by the White Plains Police Department, a 34-year-old man was yelling at EMT workers while they assisted his friend. The police claim the EMT workers were giving medical assistance to the second man because he was extremely intoxicated, though it wasn't made clear in a local news report why the officers came to that conclusion.