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Domestic Violence Lawyer Los Angeles

5 Things To Know About Domestic Violence Before You Go To Court One of the most common cases that a criminal lawyer sees involves domestic violence. These can vary in severity from misdemeanor to felony, depending the nature of the alleged incident. In the field of criminal defense, people will unfortunately get bad advice from the wrong sources. This is extremely common when it comes to domestic violence cases. In this blog, I will discuss certain issues that arise in domestic violence case and try to touch upon mistakes that I have seen people make so hopefully you will avoid...

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Criminal Threats-Penal Code 422 PC

What Constitutes Criminal Threats in California As a criminal defense attorney, I often defend clients who are facing charges for criminal threats. Formerly knowns as terrorist threats, Penal Code 422 criminal threats do not involve any actual physical harm to the victim but merely a fear of harm that was conveyed by the Defendant. This often confuses clients because a person can be charged with a crime without ever lifting a finger to harm anyone. Many times, criminal threat charges will arise out of domestic violence cases or from a dispute that did not rise to the level of physical...

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Domestic Violence Charges: 15 Things Everyone Should Know

As a criminal defense attorney, I have handled countless cases involving domestic violence. These cases can often be complex and require the skill and the knowhow and that only an experienced criminal defense attorney has. Below are some of the more common issues that arise in these type of cases. Please note that this is far from an exhaustive list and there is no substitute to having a criminal lawyer review your specific case.   If The Police Are Called Someone Will Probably Be Arrested   If the police come to the scene of a domestic violence call, they will probably...

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The Right Lawyer for Domestic Violence

The Los Angeles police department does not take domestic violence lightly. According to the LAPD, more than 2 million women and more than 1 million children are victims of domestic abuse each year, and this is something that the department does not tolerate. Threats, beatings, sexual assault and other types of harm are considered very serious crimes in the state of California and the penalties are severe.  If you are involved in a domestic dispute and are arrested for domestic violence, you will need a highly skilled and dedicated criminal lawyer to help you through the criminal process. Only a...

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UNDERSTANDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES

When a person is charged with criminal spousal abuse charges relating to an argument involving domestic violence in California, there are two common charges that they face in a criminal court. Those charges are corporal injury to a spouse, which is charged a felony crime or spousal battery which is generally charged as a misdemeanor crime. In this blog I will discuss those two possible charges and will focus in certain issues that I have seen arise in various criminal cases that I have handled involving criminal charges stemming from domestic violence. Understand however, that ever case is unique and...

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DEFENDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES

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Being charged with a domestic violence crime can lead to grave consequences. Having a qualified criminal defense attorney to help you is the key.