A recent client was charged with violating Penal Code Section 243(e), misdemeanor Domestic Battery. This charge carried a possible jail sentence up to a year in jail, a 52 week domestic violence class, and substantial fines. The District Attorney’s Office dismissed the case after our attorney informed them of several weaknesses in their case.
Our office represented a client who was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (23152(a)/23152(b); the client was also charged with being under the influence of narcotics, violation of health and safety code 11550. After lengthy negotiations, the DA amended the charge to a dry reckless which carried no jail time, no license suspension, and was not considered a DUI for enhancement purposes.