Charged with Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence charges Penal Code 273.5 (a) or Penal Code 243 (e) (1) can be upsetting and difficult for the accused. In many cases, the charges are related to a bitter divorce battle or custody matter between ex-partners. When two individuals who were previously in a relationship have a break-up that is difficult, and ongoing arguments and fights are occurring, this can result in a charge of domestic violence. These charges can be made even if the individual concerned made a threatening comment. There are over 100,000 Penal Code 273.5 (a) or Penal Code 243 (e) (1) domestic violence calls a year in California, and almost half of them result in domestic violence charges.
Law enforcement is somewhat restricted in what they can do in such cases; if an individual claims they were attacked, either verbally or physically, the police usually make an arrest. Even if later the individual making the claim of abuse wants to stop the case from going forward, this is no longer possible. The law is set up so that a person cannot be threatened into withdrawing their charges. Spousal abuse charges can create terrible difficulties in divorce proceedings if convicted and can create a situation in which it is determined that you are not safe with your children and lose the ability to be have them in your custody.
Defense Against Harsh Penalties
If you have been charged with Penal Code 273.5 (a) or Penal Code 243 (e) (1), it is critical that you contact a qualified lawyer to assist you in resolving the matter quickly and with the least amount of disturbance to your life. In some cases, the charges are dropped when it is determined that the charges are related to an ongoing bitter divorce battle or custody battle and that one party is attempting to discredit the other through legal means. In other cases, diversion programs can be substituted for jail time, or the charges can be reduced to a lesser charge. Many cases are actually found to have been the result of an individual's attempt to defend themselves from an attack. Both sexes are capable of Penal Code 273.5 (a) or Penal Code 243 (e) (1) violent attacks.
Each case has its own specific circumstances, and it is critical that the criminal defense lawyer from the California Justice Law Group quickly gets all the details so that you can be capably defended of the Penal Code 273.5 (a) or Penal Code 243 (e) (1) charge. It may be necessary to find witnesses that can speak on your behalf, or to negotiate with the prosecutor to dismiss or reduce the charges. These cases are upsetting for everyone concerned and there are few types of crimes that can destroy your reputation faster than a domestic abuse charge. Don't take chances with your future, contact a criminal defense attorney from the firm to assist you in aggressively defending yourself of domestic violence charges.