The Los Angeles police department does not take domestic violence lightly. According to the LAPD, more than 2 million women and more than 1 million children are victims of domestic abuse each year, and this is something that the department does not tolerate.
Threats, beatings, sexual assault and other types of harm are considered very serious crimes in the state of California and the penalties are severe. If you are involved in a domestic dispute and are arrested for domestic violence, you will need a highly skilled and dedicated criminal lawyer to help you through the criminal process. Only a skilled lawyer will be able to get your charges reduced if not dropped completely, as the odds are not in your favor.
As a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, Vitaly Sigal represents individuals involved in domestic disputes. He is an aggressive lawyer, known for results. If you are arrested and charged with domestic violence in the greater Los Angeles area, it is in your best interest to contact Mr. Sigal immediately.
Being convicted of domestic violence can have devastating consequences and can affect your social status, relationships, future career opportunities and more. Criminal code section 273.5 requires criminal penalties such as jail or prison time and participation in a 52 week batterer's treatment program.
Domestic violence is not always physical. You can be arrested and charged with using intimidation, emotional abuse and isolation. These crimes are treated just as severely.
If you are charged with a felony, an Arraignment will be held two days after you are taken into custody. If you are released before the Arraignment, it will be scheduled within five business days. A Preliminary Hearing will follow the Arraignment, during which you may have to testify. During the Preliminary Hearing, you will be ordered to stand trial. At the Trial Confirmation you may plead guilty, not guilty, or the case may be confirmed for trial.
Mr. Sigal can help you at any of these stages. He is a very skilled attorney, knowledgeable of the laws in California and will do everything in his power to minimize your sentence. To schedule a consultation with Mr. Sigal, call 1-818-325-0570.