Are you a person who has been accused of domestic violence? If so, you need to know your legal rights and how to protect yourself. You can’t afford to make any mistakes in your case. That’s why we created this guide for people facing domestic violence charges in the state of California. We want you to be prepared and confident as you navigate the criminal justice system.
There are several defenses available in these cases, and they can be used depending on the circumstances of your case. These include self-defense, lack of evidence, or false allegations. You should never face this type of charge alone because it can have serious consequences if someone with experience handling such cases is not handled properly.
The consequences of a conviction are severe, jail time, fines, probation, mandatory counseling or therapy sessions, loss of employment opportunities, and more. This is not something that will go away on its own either; even if the case gets dismissed or dropped by prosecutors, there will still be a record that follows you around forever.
If there is no evidence that a crime was committed or if there were any other circumstances that would make it unfair for you to be convicted of this offense, then you can negotiate. These situations can be negotiated with the prosecutor to get them to drop or reduce the charges against you so that they are less serious regarding the fine and punishment than before.
This could result in lesser penalties such as probation instead of jail time or even dropping all criminal charges entirely so that no conviction appears on your record at all. This is why hiring an experienced attorney who knows what they are doing is also crucial when fighting these cases because it can mean making sure justice is served without ruining someone’s life over something they didn’t do.
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