Fresno Defense Attorney Discusses crimes between husband and wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, and other domestic Violence related offenses such as Sex Crimes, False Imprisonment, and Assault
Fresno has enough Domestic Violence Assaults, battery, and other domestic violence related crimes that they have dedicated two specific courts specifically to Felony level Domestic Violence. Misdemeanor level domestic violence, assaults, and other violent crimes are handled within the general misdemeanor courts.
Many people do not understand the varying levels of violence that may be involved in a DV (Often called wife beating) offense. Now, the male, husband, boyfriend, or other domestic partner categories can, and commonly are prosecuted as Domestic Violence offenses. Many times DV crimes include Male-Male or Female on Female violence. The term, or slang term of "wife beater" or being accused of "Beating my wife" is no longer as applicable as it once was. Further, female on male victimization in increasingly prosecuted, as in the past it was overlooked.
What if my wife doesn't want me prosecuted? Many times the District Attorney will continue to prosecute even if the alleged victim has recanted or asked that the defendant is not prosecuted. The fact is that the State of California, by and through the District Attorney's office makes that decision whether to prosecute crimes, victims do not.
My girlfriend told the Prosecutor she doesn't want me charged? Once again, the alleged victim is not the decision maker. However, many times allegations are recanted, alleged victims do not testify against the defendant, or many other fact specific aspects of a case will assist with a resolution which may include a dismissal of the charges filed by the DA against you.
Fresno State recently had a "take back the night" event where the goal was to bring awareness to Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence.
Fresno State University hosts young adults in the beginning stages of their lives, who are coming of age. With that comes the introduction of alcohol, many times drugs, and new relationships. Athletics and the athletes who start for the University are important parts of the college. Fraternities, intramural activities, and athletic events are also considered a right of passage for many of the students. Along with the massing of young adults, immaturity, nativity and other social issues, there is a high incidence of college related domestic crimes, sex related crimes, and violence. Growing pains of life can can a lot of harm people.
Fresno State hosted this event also to bring awareness to the services provided that can assist people, avoid being victimized, and help those who have been the victim of these crimes.