Tustin, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013
An experienced and knowledgeable Wallin & Klarich criminal attorney recently assisted a client to have all felony domestic violence charges dropped. The attorney achieved this by engaging in negotiations with the prosecutor that resulted in the client having only to plead guilty to a disturbing the peace charge and agreeing to attend a 10-week batterers’ intervention program.
“Justice served. The client was arrested for felony domestic violence and faced prison. The client ends up with a class and dismissal,” says Attorney David R. Cohn.
According to court record from Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach, the client was charged under California Penal Code 273.5 for felony domestic violence. Under California Penal Code, domestic violence is charged as a separate crime, independent of a traditional battery charge. This charge is made separately because the California State Legislature has become increasingly concerned about domestic violence victims. The nature and frequency of spousal batteries prompted the California Legislature to impose harsher punishments than those associated with traditional battery charges.
In this case for felony domestic violence, Attorney David R. Cohn’s client was facing a potential sentence of one year in county jail, one year of mandatory participation a batterers’ intervention program and fines. Attorney David R. Cohn approached the prosecutor to negotiate the dismissal of all charges, or at least a reduction of the potential punishment according to court record. Attorney Cohn was able to reach an agreement with the prosecutor that resulted in the dismissal of the felony domestic violence charges against the client. The client was required to plead guilty only to a relatively minor disturbing the peace charge. The client was also required to participate in a 10-week batterers’ intervention program rather than in one lasting an entire year. Because of Attorney Cohn’s representation, however, the client was able to avoid jail time. The client also avoided a felony conviction on his record.
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17592 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780