Blog Posts in August, 2010

Are bond restrictions reciprocal?

One of the main differences between domestic violence and other types of criminal cases is the close relationship between the defendant and alleged victim. CDV bond restrictions can cause special ...
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What happens if you are convicted of domestic violence?

Domestic violence charges are a little unusual in that a high percentage of defendants have no previous criminal record. If you have been arrested for CDV this may be your first exposure to the ...
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Mexican Citizen Receives Asylum After CDV Complaints

In San Francisco this week a Mexican woman who claimed that she had been the victim of decades of domestic violence at the hands of her common law husband received asylum int he United States. An ...
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Special Considerations for Multiple Crime Arrests

Often times my clients arrested for domestic violence also find themselves arrested for other crimes as well. Sometimes these other offenses can be much more serious in terms of the potential exposure ...
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Right to Remain Silent

One of the questions I am frequently asked by my clients is whether or not they were under an obligation to speak to the police or answer police questions. The answer is you always have a right to ...
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