Case Rejected for Prosecution
While visiting from South Carolina, client was arrested for felony domestic violence against his girlfriend during the COVID lockdown. After our firm's pre-court intervention, the investigation was closed and case rejected for prosecution. We successfully argued the case has reasonable doubt that a crime occurred, and should not result in formal charging. Client did not have to return to Los Angeles for arraignment, avoided airport travel, and does not have a formal arrest record. The police contact is deemed a "detention only" pursuant to Penal Code Section 849.5.