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Domestic violence is a serious offense as it involves a threatening, abusive or violent act inflicted upon one member of a family, or household, by another member of the same family or household. Emotions run deep and tempers get heated in domestic violence cases. Extreme or repeated cases of domestic violence have, at times, resulted in a homicide. In fact, approximately 5 percent of all California homicides were as a result of domestic violence.
While domestic violence must be reported, it is not always the abuser who gets arrested after law enforcement arrives. Depending on the circumstances, injuries sustained, and accounts of any witness, law enforcement must determine who the primary aggressor is and arrest that individual. In some instances of domestic violence, both parties may be arrested.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for domestic violence charges, you need to seek counsel from a Sacramento criminal defense lawyer at the firm immediately. Do not let the heat of the moment get to you. Protect your constitutional right to remain silent and have a lawyer present during questioning. Even if you were not the abuser, that doesn't mean a case could not be built against you. In situations such as this it is essential that you have an attorney who is committed to giving you the aggressive representation you require.Protect Yourself Against Conviction: Call now!
In the state of California, prosecutors take domestic violence cases extremely seriously and even seemingly innocent conduct may end up being the subject of a criminal prosecution. In some states, if the accuser wishes to drop charges, they will be dropped. This is not true in California. Regardless of whether the accuser has changed their mind and wishes to drop the charges against you, you could still face prosecution.
Since it is your future at stake, you need a domestic violence lawyer who will aggressively fight to uncover all relevant facts in your case, review and gather witness testimonies, analyze and challenge the prosecution's case against you, all in order to build you a strong criminal defense. The attorneys at Wise Law Group, PC will do just that.
With over 20 years of legal experience, including 10 years as a prosecuting attorney, Michael Wise is considered one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Sacramento. He received a high rating by Martindale-Hubbell and often has court officials and other attorneys refer their family and friends to the firm, due to his success record and reputation as a criminal law litigator. If you are seeking legal representation that is dedicated to producing an outcome in your favor, contact a Sacramento criminal defense attorney at Wise Law Group today.