If you have been accused of domestic violence in California, you need to take the charge seriously, even if you did not commit the crime, because the state takes the charge seriously.
California law often requires the police to arrest anyone, rightly or wrongfully, accused of spousal abuse. A misdemeanor conviction for spousal abuse could result in upto a year in the county jail. A felony conviction can result in 16 months or more in state prison.
Recent laws intended to protect victims, often victimize innocent individuals.
District attorneys often pursue spousal abuse cases even when the alleged victim admits that they lied about the abuse, or the police exaggerated their complaints. In these instances, prosecutors will believe the victim is protecting their alleged abuser from jail or a criminal record.
If you have been arrested for spousal abuse or a related offense such as battery, assault, criminal threats, threatening phone calls, damaged phone lines, or intimidating a witness or victim, you need a local law firm with the experience to defend you. Often these cases can be dismissed or reduced to lower charges which do not require jail time.
At the Law Offices of Nikki Jeannine Stewart we understand that the criminal justice system works in favor of the accuser. We will work aggressively to tip the scales of justice in your favor.
Schedule a CONSULTATION with Nikki Jeannine Stewart today and educate yourself about your rights and options before you move forward. And if you’ve already been convicted of a Domestic Violence charge, ask us if you are eligible for an expungement to clear your criminal record.
Contact us today for your consultation 949-262-0570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.