Domestic abuse charges can carry long-term consequences for a person convicted of an offense in California. The laws apply to many types of relationships. Allegations can arise after a dispute between husband and wife, former lovers or a couple in any stage of a relationship. Often, disputes may lead to a police response, leaving law enforcement under an obligation to consider making a domestic violence arrest.
A jury in San Francisco recently heard evidence against a woman accused of driving under the influence. At the conclusion of the trial, the woman was acquitted of all charges.