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The Criminal Defense Process In California

Facing criminal charges can be among the most stressful and unsettling situations to find yourself in. With all that can be on the line, it may be difficult to know where to turn. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this experience alone. With the oversight and support that an adept criminal defense lawyer provides, you’ll have the best shot at creating a proactive plan of action that puts your well-being first.

From financial repercussions to jail time, the consequences of criminal actions can be severe. Manavi Law Group is a criminal defense law firm with years of experience establishing success-driven legal strategies. Our Beverly Hills criminal lawyers will meticulously analyze your case, gather evidence related to the crime, and negotiate with prosecuting parties on your behalf.

Manavi Law Group has you covered when it comes to protecting your rights and best interests.

What Are The Common Types Of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle?

Our firm handles a wide range of criminal cases, most commonly including charges related to:

  • All Felony Matters
  • DUI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug-Related Offenses
  • Low-level Misdemeanors (such as shoplifting)

It's worth noting that while shoplifting was once a prevalent offense in California, it has become less frequent over the past few years. However, individuals from various backgrounds, ranging from teenagers to licensed professionals, have been accused of this crime. Many engage in shoplifting not out of necessity but for the thrill it offers. Regardless of the reasons, it remains a criminal act.

How Can You Fight Domestic Violence Charges In California?

In the realm of domestic violence, it's often perceived that the primary aggressors are husbands against their wives. However, there have been many instances of violence within homosexual relationships. What's more, there have been a significant number of cases where wives or girlfriends are accused of being the aggressors against their husbands or boyfriends.

Addressing these cases can often involve reaching out to the prosecutor before official filings to advocate for a non-filing. This approach has proven to be particularly effective, especially in cases where the female is the alleged perpetrator.

Why Is It Beneficial When Prosecutors Don’t File Certain Cases?

When a case isn't filed by the prosecutor, it's a significant advantage for the client. This outcome is preferable because it indicates that while an arrest occurred, there's no conviction on the client's record. Essentially, this is akin to winning the case without undergoing the taxing process of a jury trial or facing the emotional challenges of a criminal case. For this reason, it is always in the client's best interest to prevent official filing when possible.

Has There Been An Increase In Domestic Violence Against Men Over The Past Few Decades?

It's uncertain whether there's been a genuine rise in domestic violence against men. However, a significant policy shift in California, informally termed the "O.J. Rule," may provide some insight. Stemming from the infamous O.J. Simpson case, this rule mandates that when law enforcement is called to a domestic violence scene, at least one party, if not both, must be taken into custody. This action is a preventative measure meant to ensure that domestic disturbances are addressed before they can increase in severity.

In the past, even if the police made multiple visits to a residence on domestic violence calls, no action had to be taken if there was no apparent physical harm or if the parties could persuade law enforcement that everything was fine. This passive approach changed after the O.J. Simpson case, where the tragic outcome prompted law enforcement officials to adopt a more proactive stance.

The increased number of women being arrested today might be due to this policy. Today, when the police respond to a domestic violence call and find evidence of violence against the man without corresponding evidence against the woman, the woman is more likely to be arrested. This shift in policy ensures that every domestic violence report is taken seriously, leading to a more balanced arrest record between genders.

Call Us Today For The Legal Defense You Deserve

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