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This video features Mark L. Deniz Esq., a Criminal Law attorney based in California.
What should I do if charged with vandalism, domestic violence in California?
It's important with vandalism and domestic violence is associated very closely and it's a common occurrence between couples or people in a relationship that things get broken in a fight and it could be accidental. But the way that when the officers come and they see broken glass, they see a phone that's broken, they will charge vandalism under the domestic violence umbrella, which carries substantial consequences and unintended consequences. So what you have to do is really go into dive into the scenario, perform investigation and provide this to the prosecution as soon as possible. And what that does is in most cases you can avoid a vandalism charge through the domestic violence statutes.
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