Have a criminal defense violence charge because of a misunderstanding with your girlfriend or boyfriend you are living with? Perhaps you had a criminal charge because of an argument with your wife? Are you a wife and had a criminal violence charge put on you for an argument with your husband?
What do you do? Get a lawyer.
It is scary to see a small argument escalate into a police arrest.
In an argument, there are two or more people. In occasion, one is arrested. In other circumstances, both or all parties are arrested. Each must usually get their own lawyer when there are multiple arrests. Violence charges occurred where you are living with a roommate, girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, adult child, or other friend or family members can carry a more severe penalty. It is a scary situation to be in when you are arrested for a violence charge. However, the violence charge does not need to be faced alone. Your attorney can devise a plan specifically for your case so that you can get your life back together.
Steps your attorney can guide you through:
- Your attorney can obtain all of the police reports, incident reports, police video, police photographs, and any other information with your violence charge.
- Your attorney can help you verify the violence intervention classes the court will order you to take as a condition of your bond.
- Your attorney will help you understand all of the special conditions of your bond for your violence charge.
- Your lawyer will help you obtain the documentation necessary so that you can request to not be present at the special status hearing prior to the arraignment court.
- Your lawyer will attend the (sometimes mandatory) arraignment (hearing) calendar with you and explain to you your charges.
- Your lawyer can put into perspective what the violence charge could result in, and give proper legal advice on how to proceed on the case.
- Your attorney can have a pretrial conference with the DA to get a better understanding of what the State wishes to do in your case.
- Your lawyer can have a pretrial conference with the DA to explain your side of the story.
There are much more things your attorney can do, but these are just a few of the most important steps your attorney will take a case that has violence charges.