Domestic violence cases may range from small disturbances to serious domestic altercations. Depending on the severity of the allegations and the evidence presented — such as photographs, physical evidence and victim, defendant and witness statements — domestic violence crimes may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, and may be punished by incarceration in jail or state prison.
In many instances, domestic violence victims choose to “recant” their allegations to attempt to stop the prosecutor from going forward. This can be extremely challenging once a domestic violence case is in the prosecutor’s hands. It is also common for the police to exaggerate or misstate a domestic violence victim’s statements or charges.
Domestic Violence Lawyer in Los Angeles
Schwartz & Weinrieb’s team of criminal defense attorneys has over 80 years of combined experience, and aggressively defends clients facing domestic violence charges. The firm will strategize and implement a vigorous defense from the moment of arrest until the completion of the case.
If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic violence, contact a Los Angeles domestic violence attorney from Schwartz & Weinrieb today at (310) 246-9550 or (818) 888-2711.