Domestic Violence and California Physicians
Our criminal defense law firm, we will track your arrest with the district attorney's office AND negotiate with the district attorneys office for a rejection of your case or a reduction of charges FREE OF CHARGE. This way, you do not spend money on an attorney when there is no need to. Call us today for a FREE consultation.
Our firm receives many calls from people who are licensed in California who have been arrested for domestic violence. Keep in mind, even though you have been arrested, the District Attorney's Office has to review the police reports to determine whether or not they could get a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt. What this means is, many people who are arrested for domestic violence in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County or San Diego County will never charged with a crime.
The next question is if there was an arrest and a notice to appear in court, then why won't charges be filed. Because deputy district attorneys will reject cases when there are no injuries, when there was "mutual combat," when the report contains "he said, she said" or when the contact was so minor that prosecution would not be warranted.
So, if you are not interested in taking advantage of the FREE LEGAL SERVICES of a certified criminal law specialist, former deputy district attorneys, over 20 years of combined experience and experienced medical board attorneys, you have two basic options.
First, you can appear on the date you were ordered to appear and see if charges were filed. If so, you can ask the judge for a public defender if you cannot afford an attorney or you can ask the judge for time to hire a private criminal defense attorney.
Second, you can hire a private criminal lawyer before filing of a criminal complaint. This will allow an attorney to try and meet with the DA prior to filing a case to provide exculpatory evidence on your behalf. Ultimately, deputy district attorney will reject the case, file a misdemeanor instead of a felony or simply file the case as they see fit. All for a fee paid up front to an attorney, who may not even be able to help you at all at this stage.
The above information is crucial for those who who hold a medical license. If you hold a California medical license, you have been live scanned and have a fingerprint on file with the California Department of Justice. Thus, when your fingerprints are put into the computer system, the arrest information is sent to the California Medical Board.
In cases dealing with professional licenses, it is essential to contact our firm because we have the expertise and experience to attempt to mitigate your damages at an early stage, hopefully preventing any administrative action by the medical board. Even if we are successful getting the district attorney to reject a case, the CMB can and do conduct their own independent investigation and may be able to discipline you regardless of what happens in criminal court.