Q: My wife gave statements to the police that were 100% false. I was charged with 273.5 (a) p.c. and 422 p.c. what do i do
I was injured by police in police custody from this incident.
A: Domestic Violence and Criminal Threats are two charges that the police and the criminal justice system treat harshly. There was probably a criminal protective order issued barring any further communication between you and your wife. You need to immediately meet with an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney before you do anything. I'm sorry to hear that you were injured while in custody. I often times have worked closely with another attorney who specializes in police misconduct litigation to pursue civil remedies for my clients who have been mistreated by the police.
A: Often what we do in this situation is wait until your wife is no longer mad at you and then have her interviewed by a private investigator. We submit the new statement to law enforcement or the prosecutor and they then realize they have a problem with their case. Sometimes I even recommend two lawyers: One for you and one for your wife. Please talk to a competent criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Whatever you do, do not violate any criminal protective orders or civil restraining orders which may be in place. Also, don't try and influence your wife's actions. This only serves to make things worse. Be nice, and talk to lawyer.
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