Domestic violence charges in California, unfortunately, tend to spike during the holidays. The Christmas and New Year’s holidays is usually a time to be with friends and family to happily celebrate being together. Unfortunately, domestic fights enhanced by alcohol and perhaps other stressors like financial troubles can lead to arguments and sometimes violence between spouses and loved ones. Many times the police are called during an argument even when no violence occurs between a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend. In most instances, especially in the Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside County, if the police show up to a person’s residence or place of business as a result of a 911 domestic call, someone is usually arrested or charged with misdemeanor or felony domestic violence. Such charges can be very serious and a person arrested could face jail or even prison time if someone is seriously injured and thus the first person someone should call after being arrested is an experienced criminal defense attorney with knowledge of how to properly defend a person facing domestic violence charges.
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