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If Someone Takes Their Domestic Violence Case To Trial And Loses, Will Sentencing Be More Severe Than If They Had Taken A Plea?

Sentencing after a trial might be more severe than the plea offer if additional facts emerge during the trial which place the defendant in a bad light. It is important to be in front of a fair judge who won’t punish a client simply for having taken the case to trial. In some cases, a prosecutor might initially make a good offer, and then withdraw the offer once the defendant decides to go to trial. Some courts in certain jurisdictions can be a little harsher than others given the exact same set of facts and circumstances.

What Are The Penalties If Convicted Of Domestic Violence-Related Charges?

A domestic violence charge can be a felony or misdemeanor. A felony charge can carry a two, three, or four-year prison sentence and/or felony probation. A misdemeanor charge can carry a sentence of up to one year in jail, as well as the possibility of probation. Other consequences include a 52-week batterer program, fines, stay-away orders, and protective orders.

Are Alternative Sentences Or Deferred Adjudication Offered In First-Offense Domestic Violence Cases In LA?

Depending on the jurisdiction and whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony, an alternative sentence may be granted to a person who has been arrested for domestic violence. This varies from within Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

Is There Any Way To Have A Domestic Violence-Related Conviction Removed From My Record?

In California, a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction or a felony charge that’s been reduced to a misdemeanor conviction can be expunged. Otherwise, it will remain on the record.

What Makes An Ideal Client When It Comes To Representing Someone Who Is Facing Domestic Violence-Related Charges? What Can Someone Do To Help Their Case And Their Attorney?

Most of our clients who are arrested for domestic violence are male. An ideal client will have a long history of stability, be successful in their profession or occupation, demonstrate that they are family-oriented, understand the seriousness of a domestic violence charge, and be willing to fight their case and work hard to avoid a conviction.

It is also important that clients provide a complete and accurate factual recitation of what transpired. This information would be considered privileged and therefore kept between the client and attorney, who should work as a team with the ultimate goal of avoiding a domestic violence conviction. Such a conviction can be life-altering and affect an individual’s livelihood. The ideal client is one who truly understands all of this.

For more information on Domestic Violence Cases, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (888) 486-7486 today.

Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney Myles L. Berman

Myles L. Berman, Top Gun DUI Defense attorney offers unwavering support and strategic defense in DUI cases across Southern California. Experience a personal commitment to protecting your rights and securing positive outcomes.

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