Gardena, Criminal Threats and Domestic Violence, No File
This response was not the response the other woman anticipated, so she remained quiet for about ten minutes.Synopsis: Gardena, two lesbians fight, no injuries, our client arrested by Gardena police for misdemeanor domestic violence (Penal Code s 243(e)(1)) and criminal threats (Penal Code § 422), no file in Torrance Court.
The two then got into an argument over something trivial, which our client did not even remember. The live-in girlfriend then huffed off and locked herself in a bathroom. Our client then overheard her girlfriend calling 9-1-1 and reporting a domestic violence situation. Our client suspected that her girlfriend inflicted injuries upon herself inside the bathroom after calling 9-1-1.
Our client was held for felony domestic violence. Her father posted a bail bond for the $50,000 bail as a condition of her release. Our client was shocked, as well as confused.
Her father was extremely angry at the turn of events and called Greg Hill & Associates for his daughter. He had similarly been arrested for domestic violence years earlier on charges his wife fabricated. He knew that a good attorney could have made a difference for him.
The father and the client then met with Greg Hill. Greg listened to the story as told by the client and the father shared his experiences with our criminal justice system. Greg explained the overall approach of our firm in getting the police report early, or at least requesting it immediately, and then ironing out the facts first, the law second and the resolution last, taking into account not only the facts and the law, but who the client was as a person in terms of prior criminal history, educational background, employment history and community involvement.
As the arraignment date neared, Greg called the same detective again twice, but the detective did not return either call. The father of our client called Greg many more times, demanding to know why the case had not been dismissed yet. In each call, Greg had to explain patiently that no case had yet been filed, so there really was no case to dismiss yet. This did not seem to placate the father.
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