|Wisconsin has a mandatory arrest policy, which means that in most cases, the officer called to the scene will arrest the primary physical aggressor. In determining who is the primary physical aggressor, an officer should consider the intent of this section to protect victims of domestic violence, the relative degree of injury or fear inflicted on the persons involved and any history of domestic abuse between these persons, if that history can reasonably be ascertained by the officer.
The victim is not "pressing charges" against the aggressor. The state of Wisconsin is pressing charges. To find out more about this, please call the District Attorney's Office at: 920-448-4190