Rancho Cucamonga, Violation of Civil Restraining Order
Our client was concerned about this and it always echoed in his head, but he thought he could change her approach. After all, she was quite beautiful and he thought she was worth it.Synopsis: Rancho Cucamonga, client violates civil restraining order by leaving girlfriend voicemails & sends many e-mails and texts, case resolved for disturbing the peace.
Finally, she stopped calling him – after many expensive vacations and, yes, expensive dinners. This was after six months. He tried contacting her, at first concerned for her safety. Then, without provocation, she then served him with a civil restraining order. Our client later found out that she was dating another man all along, even before he started dating her.
Our client was understandably enraged and let his now former girlfriend know it in dozens of voicemails, about ten e-mails and dozens of text messages that she forwarded to her e-mail and printed out.
She believed he was stalking her, so she then notified the police, who in turn, notified the Rancho Cucamonga District Attorney’s office. The DA’s office filed a misdemeanor complaint against our client, charging him with fourteen counts of violating Penal Code § 166(a), violation of a court-order domestic violence restraining order. The client then retained Greg Hill & Associates.
Greg then appeared in the criminal case many times, approximately once per month. It took five months, with many letters and almost forcing the prosecutor by hand to read the transcript of the restraining order hearing, but the District Attorney finally agreed to drop charges to a disturbing the peace. The key was in persuading the District Attorney that the former girlfriend had a modus operandi that she executed to perfection with our client, using lies and histrionics to feign fear. However, the documented e-mails, voicemails and text messages were certainly difficult for the DA to disregard.
Nevertheless, the prosecution’s offer of two years in county jail also dropped to a mere $150 dollar fine (with no penalties and assessments) and three years of summary probation. Most importantly, Greg was able to persuade the District Attorney to remove the fifty-two week anger management program entirely.
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