Contested Bail Hearing on a Penal Code section 273.5(a) Charge Results in Client being Kept Out of Jail and No Bail Increase!

Recently in Los Angeles County at the West Covina Courthouse a Complaint was filed against our client alleging that he violated: Penal Code section 273.5(a), “Injuring a Spouse”; Penal Code section 422(a), “Criminal Threats”; Penal Code section 594(a), “Vandalism Under $400 Damage-Graffiti”; Penal Code section 243(b), “Battery Upon a Peace Officer”; and Penal Code section 69, “Resisting Executive Officer”.

At the arraignment for this matter, the prosecution wanted to re-file the domestic violence, Penal Code section 273.5(a), offense as a felony instead of the misdemeanor currently filed. Further, the prosecution was requesting an increase in bail or for the court to take custody of the defendant pending adjudication of this matter. Our client had previously posted bond in the amount of $50,000.

The allegations in the police reports provided to our office were serious and alleged that our client had strangled, choked and restrained his girlfriend while he was under the influence of alcohol. The reports further alleged that when law enforcement arrived on the scene the defendant spat in their faces and was resisting arrest for the matter.

At his arraignment, we were engaged in a very contentious bail hearing and were able to avoid an increase in bail, filing of a felony offense on the domestic violence charge, and our client being remanded into custody.

This is a great result and we look forward to zealously advocating for our client during the further proceedings on this matter.

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