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Domestic Violence Lawyer Los Angeles

Alan Kessler, A Law Corporation offers dedicated and professional legal services when it comes to cases of domestic violence and has built up an enviable reputation for defending those who are wrongfully accused of domestic violence acts.

Over the last few years there has been a noticeable increase in arrests related to domestic violence. Often these arrests take place when quite a trivial dispute occurs between a husband and wife, partners or more casual boy and girlfriend encounters. These incidents can be inflated out of proportion when the police are called in to intervene.

Those concerned often think that the police will help resolve the dispute as mediators, but on arrival at the scene of a domestic violence dispute they don’t necessarily fall into that role but instantly try to pick out the person who appears to be the instigator of the domestic violence dispute and put them under arrest and take them into custody. Once this has happened, then the victim has little option but to accept that a court appearance is practically inevitable after a bail arrangement has been made. It is so common in these situations that once the police have determined who they see as the guilty party in the domestic violence event there is no room for negotiation and the judge will not view the accused sympathetically either.

If you, a member of your family, or someone else you may know has been put under arrest for committing the crime of domestic violence, it is extremely important to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Charges leveled against a person accused of domestic violence can be as straightforward as a misdemeanor or as grave as a felony. Under Californian law when someone is arrested for this kind of crime they are treated much more differently than if the accused was involved in an altercation with a person who they did not know or someone they had no relationship with. The bail imposed on these sorts of cases is generally higher and protective orders are also imposed on the accused, often before any court appearance has taken place.

The police instantly “take sides” on many occasions when reacting to a call out related to domestic abuse. These reactions are often determined by their own views and bias towards domestic violence as a whole. It is quite common for our law enforcers to assume that the man involved in the domestic violence incident was the instigator and therefore is commonly the only person who is arrested and marched off to jail. In these incidents once the police report has been compiled, it will only reflect one side of the situation and rarely will the other party be implicated in any way whatsoever. The District Attorney is then presented with the report, which is often a misrepresentation of the true facts surrounding the case of domestic violence.

When you access legal action through Alan Kessler, A Law Corporation, you will be assured that you are dealing with a lawyer who has built up his credibility in defending those who have between accused of instigating acts of domestic violence. He can put all the true facts into perspective and work towards ensuring the criminal charges are dropped or completely dismissed in court.

Alan Kessler, A Law Corporation has dealt with hundreds of domestic abuse cases and their associated allegations which include spousal abuse, criminal threats, battery on a domestic partner, trespass, vandalism, sexual assault and stalking.

California Law on Domestic Violence

Laws related to domestic violence in California are determined by the way in which the terms “abuse” and “domestic” are accorded definitions in the state’s statutes.

To have your guilt proven for a domestic violence incident, you have to have committed “abuse” on a person that you have or had a “domestic” bond with. Many of us are surprised to find that the supposed victim in the domestic violence case doesn’t have to be a family member or a spouse for the offense to be deemed domestic.

In California, any of the relationships listed below could be deemed to be domestic:

  • Spouse or previous spouse
  • A dating partner
  • A person you are no longer dating
  • A room mate now and in the past
  • Your child’s parent
  • A family which includes siblings, parents, uncles, aunts, 1 st cousins, nephews and nieces.

The California statute also defines abuse as: recklessly or intentionally inflicting or trying to inflict sexual assault or bodily harm, or putting someone in rational fear of possible severe bodily injury.

The laws surrounding acts of domestic violence in California are complex and difficult for all of us to clearly understand.

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