All Newport Beach Cases heard at the Harbor Justice Center, 4601 Jamboree Rd.
Newport Beach, CA., 92660
Once a victim of domestic violence calls the police and reports a Domestic Violence incident the suspect can be arrested even if the victim says she only wants the suspect to go away for that night to let things cool down. The victim is only a witness, it is the police who decide who gets arrested, although the police often take the victim’s desires into consideration. Unfortunately, the political nature of domestic violence cases currently means someone almost always gets arrested and felony bail is set. It is sometimes a good idea to wait until the District Attorney acts to bail out the person as
Newport Beach Domestic Violence Attorney Will Bruzzo has managed to get bail lowered if the case is filed as a misdemeanor and/or no bail may be necessary if Mr. Bruzzo can convince the District Attorney not to file the case.
Domestic Violence may be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor under penal code section 273.5 or penal code section 243(e)(1). These offenses carry up to one year in jail if filed as a misdemeanor and three years in jail if filed as a felony.
Newport Beach Domestic Violence Attorney Will Bruzzo has managed to stop many domestic violence cases from being filed by speaking to the District Attorney prior to them filing the case. This may involve getting the victim to sign a declaration indicating that any physical contact was incidental and/or the victim does not want the case pursued for any reason.
If the case does end up in court Newport Beach Domestic Violence Attorney Will Bruzzo can persuade the District Attorney to dismiss the case using the same declaration from the victim or attack the credibility of the victim.
Newport Beach Domestic Violence Attorney Will Bruzzo has been able to get cases dismissed by demonstrating that the domestic violence incident actually occurred because both parties were hitting each other. This is called mutual combat and can result in the case getting dismissed on the grounds that both parties are at fault. Contact the Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo for any domestic violence case at (714) 547-4636.