Factors the Prosecutor and Judge Consider in a Domestic Violence Case

August 22, 2019 1:21 pm Published by
Probably one of the biggest factors in a San Fernando Valley domestic violence case relates to the injuries that are inflicted upon the other party.  Obviously, the worse the injuries, the more likely the judge and prosecutor is going to want to send that particular person to jail and punish them.  The smaller the injuries are the better off the person is who’s being charged with domestic violence. Prior Criminal… Continure reading

How Domestic Violence Cases are Handled in the San Fernando Court

August 12, 2019 2:02 pm Published by
I’ve been practicing in San Fernando now for twenty-five years and I have a very good familiarity with what is being done related to domestic charges in the San Fernando Courthouse. First off, you have to realize that the District Attorney’s office, who prosecutes felonies in that courthouse, has a special unit that only deals with domestic violence cases.  So, if your case if filed as a felony in the… Continure reading

Can Prosecutors Prove A Domestic Violence Case If Victim Won’t Testify?

December 26, 2018 2:03 pm Published by
This is a big problem that comes up a lot in domestic violence cases throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, at least the ones that I’ve handled.  I have clients calling me saying that their significant other is not going to cooperate.  They’re not going to testify, and therefore, they think they’re just going to automatically win the case. Unfortunately, this is not true.  There’s a lot of… Continure reading

Losing Your Gun Rights Related to a Domestic Violence Charge

December 20, 2018 2:16 pm Published by
Domestic violence charges are more and more politically charged as it relates to certain rights that we all have.  We certainly have the right to bear arms, but if you are convicted of a domestic violence related charge, you will lose your right to bear arms for at least ten years. This seems unfair to a lot of people, but it is the legislature’s way of trying to protect victims… Continure reading

California Jury Instructions For Domestic Violence Cases

June 13, 2018 4:37 pm Published by
Understanding California Criminal Jury Instructions 840 – Inflicting Injury on Spouse Resulting in Traumatic Condition When it comes to domestic violence cases in San Fernando Valley, one of the biggest things that the good criminal defense attorneys do is they look at the jury instructions. The reason for this is because the jury instructions is what will ultimately be used if a criminal case goes to trial. The Judge will instruct… Continure reading

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

August 30, 2017 7:10 am Published by
HOW A RESTRAINING ORDER RELATES TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY In order to obtain a restraining order in San Fernando Valley, you or your attorney must go down to the courthouse that has jurisdiction over your case and fill out the appropriate paperwork and file it with the clerk of the court. If the danger to you is immediate, then you can request that a temporary restraining… Continure reading