Charges of domestic violence filed in California are often the result of an argument that escalates between two individuals. When an individual is arrested on charges of domestic violence, it is natural for outsiders to readily label the person a criminal. In the eyes of the law, however, the individual remains innocent until his or her guilt can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, and he or she has the right to a domestic violence defense.
One man in California faces criminal charges after police said he caused a fatal accident due to drinking and driving. According to police, the man who faces felony DUI charges crashed his sport utility vehicle into a tree on a recent Friday night. His daughter, 12, died as a result of the collision.