Studio City, CA asked in Domestic Violence and Personal Injury for California

Q: I was arrested, based on my ex lies. domestic viol, but Im a victim. Bailed out same day, court in 3 weeks. What to doo?

It's first time in my life I've got arrested. I've done nothing to him, I don't know what he said to police. so embarrassing, stressing. Especially when you victim, it feels so not fair.. Also I don't know what to do next? Hire lawyer or go to DA or police. I just want to find justice.

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3 Lawyer Answers
James L. Arrasmith
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The best solution is to find a qualified criminal defense attorney. If you cannot afford one, the court will appoint one for you. If you can afford one, it would be helpful to hire a criminal defense attorney who has specific experience in domestic violence defense cases.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: you need to make an appt and retain a criminal defense atty with experience in DV.

if you can't find /afford one, the court will appoint a public defender.

DO NOT TALK TO DA OR POLICE........IT CAN'T HELP YOU, AND IT IS NOT JUST WHAT YOU SAY BUT WHAT THEY THOUGHT THEY HEARD YOU SAY.

WHAT COURT IS IT? CAN YOU AFFORD A LAWYER?

LAWYERS WILL GENERALLY NOT GIVE ADVICE OVER THE PHONE. YOU SHOULD WRITE OUT A DETAILED SUMMARY OF ALL THE FACTS.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: you need to make an appt and retain a criminal defense atty with experience in DV.

if you can't find /afford one, the court will appoint a public defender.

DO NOT TALK TO DA OR POLICE........IT CAN'T HELP YOU, AND IT IS NOT JUST WHAT YOU SAY BUT WHAT THEY THOUGHT THEY HEARD YOU SAY.

WHAT COURT IS IT? CAN YOU AFFORD A LAWYER?

LAWYERS WILL GENERALLY NOT GIVE ADVICE OVER THE PHONE. YOU SHOULD WRITE OUT A DETAILED SUMMARY OF ALL THE FACTS.

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