California law encourages an arrest on all calls where allegations of Domestic Violence are reported. An arrest for Domestic Violence can even be based on a complaint to the authorities of the simple use of rude force on the person of a spouse, domestic partner, dating partner, or child.
Domestic Violence allegations are aggressively prosecuted in the state of California, have awful potential consequences, and you should only be represented by an experienced attorney prepared to fight your case when faced with such charges. Consequences for a Conviction for a Domestic Violence offense, even for a first time offender, include jail time, long term formal probation, long term anger management counseling, a presumption against custody in Family Court child custody proceedings, immigration consequences, a criminal record, and other consequences. In order to minimize the consequences, and maximize the potential for a good result from a Domestic Violence arrest contact The Zhou Law Group at (408) 289-9688.