If you hold a professional license and you're charged with a domestic violence case in Los Angeles, you've come to the right place.
You must adequately defend yourself against the domestic violence charge because it can be the basis for losing your professional license, whether you be a doctor, a lawyer, teacher, a pharmacist, a real estate agent, etc.
If you hold a license and the state governs it, when it comes time to review that license, you may have a big problem with a conviction for a domestic violence charge.
Some people who hold professional licenses when they're arrested, their job is pinged with information that they've been arrested, and now they have to answer to these allegations.
So, you want to find an attorney with experience dealing with domestic violence cases and dealing with professionals related to this spousal abuse or domestic violence-related offenses.
Review of All the Case Details
We first have you come in and talk to us, or we'll visit your loved one if they're in jail and cannot come into the office, and we'll go over all of the details and facts of your case.
We'll find out exactly what happened, why, and whether you are a defense in the case. First, we want to see what the prosecutors have and why you've been charged with domestic violence.
We have to see if there are any photos or injuries to your significant other, whether there are any independent witnesses that saw what happened, and, nowadays, whether there's any video evidence that substantiates the crime.
Common California Domestic Violence Cases
The most common charges related to domestic violence in Los Angeles include the following:
- Penal Code 243(e)(1) PC - domestic battery,
- Penal Code 273.5 PC - corporal injury to a spouse,
- Penal Code 273.6 PC – violation of a restraining order,
- Penal Code 422 PC – criminal threats,
- Penal Code 646.9 PC – stalking,
- Penal Code 273d PC - child abuse,
- Penal Code 368 PC - elder abuse,
- Penal Code 136.1 PC – dissuading a witness,
- Penal Code 591 PC – damaging a phone line.
If your loved one calls 9-1-1 or someone else calls 9-1-1, they will be able to get that call, and the prosecutors will use that against you, depending on what was said.
Then when the police arrive at the scene of the incident, they will usually have bodycams on so we'll be able to see the bodycams of various witnesses, including your and your significant other, making a statement about what happened. But, of course, that could be evidence that can be used against you.
Professional License and Protective Order
So, you start to get an idea that a lot of this is common sense, but there's also a lot on the line for you because you don't want to jeopardize your license if you're a professional and got a domestic violence case.
Also, when you go to court for your first court appearance in Los Angeles for a domestic violence case, you will be ordered to stay away from the other party.
A protective order is going to be put on you by a judge. So, you'll want to start thinking about that and dealing with it right from the beginning of the case.
That's where I can help you. I've worked for the district attorney's office, so I see how they prosecute domestic violence cases.
I've also worked for a superior court judge, and then in the early 1990s, I started defending people like you. I've done hundreds of domestic violence cases with much success.
So, if you're a professional, you've got a domestic violence case, you need help, you don't know where to turn, you've lost control, you've come to the right place. Pick up the phone now. Ask for a meeting with Ron Hedding. I stand at the ready to help you.