Domestic violence charges are among the most serious and the most emotional. What some people might think is a little family argument can lead to a felony arrest by law enforcement. Oftentimes arguments can get out of hand and lead to one spouse calling the police and claiming violence when none occurred. Domestic violence arrests occur all of the time in Los Angeles because of the rules relating to the police response. If there are any credible claims of offensive contact/injury, the police are going to make an arrest. This is why, as mentioned above, even just a small argument can turn into a felony arrest with someone going to jail.
Domestic violence charges are brought when any act of violence is committed against a family member, such as a spouse, child or domestic partner. These cases also may include a component/added charge of child abuse, parental rights and sexual misconduct, which is why having an attorney represent you is imperative. Additionally, a conviction for domestic violence may lead to restitution, anger management counseling, problems at your place of employment, not being able to own or possess a firearm, and criminal protective orders against you.
Taking certain steps before your court date can help your case in the eyes of the prosecutor. Attorney Ross Erlich often counsels clients on what things they can do before their arraignment to shed a better light on the facts of the case. Additionally, Attorney Ross Erlich employs a former LAPD police officer who is now a licensed private investigator to help bring out facts of the alleged victim, when appropriate, to disclose to the prosecutor.
Because law enforcement and prosecutors take domestic violence cases very seriously and pursue them aggressively, it is important that you contact Attorney Ross Erlich to aggressively protect your rights and present a vigorous defense for you.
For aggressive and vigorous defense of your rights, contact Attorney Ross Erlich today