If you are convicted of a charge of domestic violence the penalties usually include some time in jail, probation, and a 52 week Batterer’s Treatment program. The course cost about $1,000. It is very important that you speak with an experienced domestic violence defense attorney because an attorney can advocate to get your case dismissed or charges and penalties reduced. An experienced domestic violence attorney may be able to convince the D.A to allow you to do some classes and then get the charges dismissed. Often the 52 week class can be reduced to a 13 week anger management course. Investigation can be very important in these cases including talking to all the witnesses including the victim. The statement of the victim can be important in how the prosecution views the case. Although a victim changing her story will not always convince the D.A. to drop the charges the victim’s statement does have an effect on the outcome of the case.
If you are charged with a crime of domestic violence it is extremely important that you consult with an attorney that is experienced with these charges. David Foos has been defending clients charged with domestic violence for 30 years and has been able to obtain very good results for his clients. David can be contacted for no cost consultation at 916-779-3500.