Long Term Effects Of Having Domestic Violence Charges On A Criminal Record
A domestic violence conviction will go on in one’s permanent criminal record and will surface anytime there is a background check run. This can make it difficult to gain employment, get state licensing and other benefits. Such a conviction will also prevent one from owning any firearms. It could also have dire effects on those who are not citizens of the United States, and it could eventually lead to their deportation or not allow them to be naturalized in the future.
Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Expunged Or Sealed In California?
Expungement is a misleading term and in California, the Penal Code and the statutes don’t use it anymore. However, if it’s a misdemeanor or felony and all the terms of probation have been satisfied and probation is over, then one can petition for a dismissal of the charge. This is also referred to as an “expungement”. However, if it’s a felony AND that person has stepped foot inside a state prison, then the case cannot be expunged.
What Are Some Potential Defenses In A Domestic Violence Case?
The most commonly used defense is actually self-defense. In most cases, the police will arrive and will arrest someone. When the investigation is done, it’s determined the person who was arrested was actually defending themselves. He or she was attacked first. That is the basic defense to domestic violence especially one involving injuries and/or physical abuse.
Self-defense is actually a very good defense and it works more often than people think. However, each case is different and the defense in each case should be based according to the best outcome possible. Therefore, in some cases, self-defense might not be a defense one wants to bring up.
The Importance Of Retaining An Experienced Family Law Attorney For A Domestic Violence Case
Domestic violence cases are very sensitive because they often involve family members or wives, spouses, husband, former husbands or wives and in most cases, children. If someone does not have an attorney experienced in handling these types of cases, their case could actually end up hurting them much more than it should.
Unique Attributes Of Attorney Arash Hashemi In Handling Domestic Violence Cases
Attorney Hashemi has handled domestic violence cases, including those with underlying criminal charges since 2003. He has also represented both those who are being accused of domestic violence and those who want to obtain a protective order because they are victim of domestic violence. This gives him an advantage because he can look at each case from both points of view. Attorney Hashemi has been on each side of the case and knows what strategies and defenses are used both in defending and prosecuting these cases.
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