DEJ Granted on Domestic Battery Case! Penal Code § 243(e)(1), “Domestic Battery,” Penal Code § 236, “False Imprisonment,” and Penal Code § 166(a)(4), “Willful Disobedience of a Court Order” Charges! After Successful Completion of 18 Months of DEJ Case Will

Recently, in Los Angeles County at the Long Beach Courthouse our client was charged with violating Penal Code section 243(e)(1), “Domestic Battery,” Penal Code section 236, “False Imprisonment,” and Penal Code section 166(a)(4), “Willful Disobedience of the Terms of a Lawfully Issued Court Order.”

Our client hired our office soon after he was arrested on the domestic battery and false imprisonment charges. Our office quickly gathered equitable documentation in support of our client to provide to the prosecution for their consideration prior to a filing decision being made.

Subsequent to his arrest and after having been issued a restraining order, our client violated the restraining order by contacting the protected person through text messaging and unlawfully accessing her social media accounts. Thus, our client was then charged with Penal Code section 166(a)(4), willful disobedience of a court order.

At our client’s arraignment, the prosecution wanted our client to plead to the domestic battery offense and serve three years on summary probation, as well as complete domestic violence counseling and other related terms.

We provided the prosecution with subsequent equitable documentation detailing the fact that this was our client’s first offense, that he was enrolled in a four-year university and obtaining great grades, that he was a student athlete and had a part-time job to support himself during his education.

Attorney Steve Escovar met with the head city prosecutor and handling city prosecutor to discuss a potential resolution of this case that would protect our client’s career and educational aspirations. At the meeting, Mr. Escovar highlighted the positive factors in our client’s background and the fact that this was his first offense. After meeting with Mr. Escovar, the prosecution agreed to allow our client to plea to only the domestic battery count under the terms of DEJ. Thus, our client was placed on 18 months of DEJ. If our client successfully completes his term of DEJ the case will be completely dismissed pursuant to Penal Code section 1385, in the interests of justice! Once our client successfully completes DEJ and the case is dismissed then he would be eligible for to seal the record of arrest pursuant to Penal Code section 851.91.

This is an AMAZING result for our client!

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