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  • PC 245(a)(1): Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges Dismissed

    I was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Pasadena. I had gone to a night-club and was hit over the head with a bottle. I suffered a concussion, was bleeding, and had to get stitches. However, the person that hit me was with several friends and they all lied to the police. Thus, I was the one that was arrested and charged in Los Angles County Superior Court, Pasadena Courthouse with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, under Penal Code § 245 (a)(1). I hired an attorney with over 35 years experience, but that was a big mistake. The attorney charged me a lot of money, did not keep in contact with me, did not conduct any investigation, did not appear in court and instead sent another attorney to appear for him, and encouraged me to plead guilty and accept being placed on probation. However, this was unacceptable, as I was the victim! Thus, I fired my former attorney and hired attorney Daniel V. Cota. Mr. Cota kept in constant contact with me, started his investigation immediately, and fought very hard for me. At the conclusion, all charges were dismissed! Thank you Mr. Cota for all of your hard work and for doing what was necessary to get me the best result and to achieve justice!

    Victor A.

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    Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer – Battery on Spouse Penal Code 243

    In California, a battery on spouse charge differs from other battery charges, and carries with it some potentially severe penalties. An experienced West Covina criminal lawyer can advise you regarding possible lesser charges that might be negotiated and potential defenses that may be available to you to get your charge dismissed altogether.

    What Is Battery on Spouse

    A battery on spouse charge, also commonly known as “domestic violence” or “spousal abuse,” occurs when a person willfully inflicts violence or force against an intimate partner. An actual injury need not have happened for a battery on spouse charge to succeed. Intimate partners include not only current or former spouses, but they also include current or former fiancés, the parent of the offender’s child, current or former persons the offender dated, and anyone living in the offender’s household. A simple battery on a spouse charge is a misdemeanor. However, if an injury occurred to an intimate partner, then the prosecutor has the option of charging it as a more serious crime such as felony aggravated battery or intentional infliction of corporal injury.

    Possible Penalties for Battery on Spouse

    A West Covina criminal lawyer can advise you regarding the likely penalties in your situation given the facts of your case and your criminal background (or lack thereof). In general, the penalties associated with a simple battery on spouse charge include up to one year in jail, probation for up to three years, and a maximum fine of $2000. In cases where probation is granted in lieu of jail, the offender will have to complete a minimum one-year domestic battery program (48 hours in jail will still be required regardless). Also, in lieu of the $2000 fine, a court could order payment to a battered women’s shelter of up to $5000 and/or the payment of mental health counseling for the victim, or other incident related expenses such as reimbursement for medical bills and damaged property. Obviously, the penalties get more severe if a person is convicted of the more serious crimes previously mentioned.
    As an experienced West Covina criminal lawyer, I can advise you regarding what possible defenses you may have. Accidents, self-defense, and false allegations are all plausible defenses to a battery on spouse charge.  If you are facing domestic violence of spousal abuse charges, contact Daniel Cota, a dedicated West Covina criminal lawyer, today at (800) 351-6860 for a free initial consultation.

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