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Los Angeles Domestic Violence Attorney
Mr. Sterling is an experienced litigator in the area of domestic violence. The Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling specializes in all areas of domestic abuse, including:
Many of the laws relating to domestic abuse are dated and unfair. There is a common misconception that if the “alleged victim” declines to press charges, the criminal case against the accused will be dismissed or dropped.
In fact, the opposite holds true. Once the police arrive at a domestic disturbance call, it is no longer up to the parties whether there will be an arrest. If the police do make an arrest, it is then up to the prosecutorial agency to decide whether formal charges are filed. Whether the “victim” wants the case prosecuted or not becomes irrelevant.
There is also a misconception about the spouse/girlfriend/partner/etc could “drop” the pressed charges when she or he has called upon the police have the other party arrested. Many have tried doing that after a week or maybe a month because they came back to terms with each-other. Once, the police has been called upon, they arrest the person on whom the charges were pressed by the “victim” and then it is up to the District Attorney to decide if the case is to be filed or not.
The entire decision lays in the hands of the District Attorney, who reviews the 911 call, which was made by the “victim” and what has been written in the report of the police. The DA will also take into account if there were injuries or not, as well as any previous incidents of Domestic Violence was ever reported. Hence, the District Attorney could also introduce the evidence of previous acts of the domestic violence and take into consideration, the criminal charges pressed upon people other than supposed victim in this case. It makes for a ground to file the case.
Mr. Sterling’s clientele have received acquittals after trial and dismissals before trial in even the most serious domestic abuse allegations. Mr. Sterling has been successful in routinely keeping his clients out of jail. Many of his case results in this area have involved community service and/or anger management classes. We focus on providing our clients with personalized service coupled with in-depth legal expertise in this area.
The Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling, Los Angeles domestic violence attorney, takes affirmative steps in defending its clients in a domestic violence matter. These steps include, but are not limited to the following:
There are many other aspects that are looked into by the Los Angeles domestic violence lawyer and investigated in detail. This is very necessary in order to find out the possible loop holes on which the alleged victim’s attorney would build up the case. If not dealt with properly, the accused may suffer life-long negative consequences of the case and it will be extremely hard for him to get back up and carry on with his life.
Many accused tend to take shortcuts or seek the help of illegal means to settle the matter before trial or at the time of trial, which could prove dangerous for him. The Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling has experienced attorneys for the said issue, who can deal with the matter in an amicable and legal manner, but the client must comply to what is being told him as well as he must cooperate. With that outlook the results would always be positive.
Call Mr. Sterling, criminal lawyer, today at (747) 233-3663(747) 233-3663 for a consultation.
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