Relationships can often be unpredictable. For certain people, they can also prove to be volatile, though this volatility does not necessarily lead to violence. Unfortunately, many conflicts that occur have no witnesses, potentially making it difficult for law enforcement officials to ascertain what actually happened if accusations of a crime are made. In fact, many details regarding the arrest of Marie Avgeropoulos in California on domestic violence charges are unclear.

The 32-year-old actress is best known of her role as Octavia Blake in “The 100.”  She was arrested during the early morning hours of a day in early August. Police claim that they were called to the scene of the residence by a male in the home.

The man claims that Avgeropoulos hit him during an argument. However, reports did not clarify the circumstances of the event, including the subject of the argument, whether the alleged victim was injured or if Avgeropoulos may have feared for her life. She has since been released after posting $50,000 bail.

As a result of the alleged incident, Avgeropoulos now faces charges of felony domestic violence. Unfortunately, the criminal justice system can be intimidating for many people in California who do not have legal training. Because the decisions that a person makes will likely impact the rest of their lives, defendants and suspects often want someone with such training on their side, ensuring that they fully understand the implications of each of their legal options, including whether to fight the charges in court or accept a plea deal, if offered.