Being arrested for domestic violence usually results in bail of $50,000 in Los Angeles County, even if there is no injuries or minor injuries. To someone who is not a U.S. citizen, this alone can be frightening, as it suggests one may be convicted of a felony. What if the case is reduced to a misdemeanor? What are the immigration consequences of each of these outcomes? Click on the following link to read a short article about this –
Can someone still be convicted if the victim does not come to court to testify? Does it make a difference if the victim comes to court, but then refuses to testify? Must the prosecution dismiss the case? Must the judge dismiss the case, similar to how if a police officer fails to appear for a traffic ticket? The answers to these questions are not black and white. As most lawyers are hated for saying, it matters. Click on the attached link to read answers to these questions: http://www.greghillassociates.com/lawyer-attorney-2025991.html.