Generally speaking, from the time a person is taken into custody until their initial court appearance, every criminal arrest in California may include the same procedure. The investigation and arrest process for crimes involving domestic abuse is, nevertheless, quite unusual.
If you are charged with this crime, you need a criminal defense attorney who is more than just experienced—they need to have experience with this specific kind of crime. Continue reading to learn why, then call Chambers Law Firm at 714-760-4088 to schedule a consultation with an attorney who can vigorously defend you.
Remember that you have the option to remain silent as it is the most crucial thing to do
It is critical to keep in mind that the US Constitution protects you from self-incrimination. Additionally, you are entitled to a criminal defense attorney. If you are detained or have cause to believe that you are being pursued as a suspect, you should always exercise your right to silence. Then get in touch with a domestic violence-experienced attorney. Your prospects of minimizing the effects or avoiding charges are stronger the earlier you retain legal attorney.
Recognizing pre-file inquiries
When you are accused of domestic abuse, one thing to keep in mind is that the police will frequently appoint a detective or other investigating officer to conduct a second investigation. This goes beyond the officer’s initial evidentiary conclusions that led to your arrest. Further questioning of the victim, speaking with witnesses, attempting to obtain further testimonies from you, and speaking with your employers, friends, family, etc. are all possible components of this additional inquiry.
There is no reason to speak to a detective if one reaches you unless your attorney is present. Keep in mind that the investigator is working to get a conviction and is not on your side. They may claim to be interested in hearing your side of the story, but they are really searching for proof of a crime.
Even if the discrepancy is an honest error and just minor, it can have a substantial negative impact on your credibility and be seen as a strike against you if you do make a statement that differs from the initial evidence they discovered or any previous claims you made.
Contact a criminal defense attorney right away
There is no reason to put off a legal attorney if you have been charged or even if you have reason to suspect that you might be charged. We can cooperate with the prosecution to try to stop charges from being brought if they haven’t already been. If they have been filed, we might be able to negotiate a favorable plea deal that will spare you from negative penalties and spare you the hassles of a trial.
You do not want to face accusations of domestic abuse on your own, no matter what position you are in right now. For a consultation, call Chambers Law Firm at 714-760-4088 right away.