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Riverside Domestic Violence Blog

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  • Correlation Between Domestic Violence & Holidays

    Posted By The Law Office of Ty Martinez || 4-Jan-2017

    Who amongst us has not felt a little stressed out by the time the holiday season comes to a close? For even the most cohesive and cheery of families, January represents a welcome break to get time alone. For families that have struggled to keep the peace in the past, however, the holidays might increase the likelihood of an act of domestic violence. Or, at the very least, an accusation of such an ...
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  • Picking a Jury in a Domestic Violence Trial

    Posted By The Law Offices of Ty Martinez || 13-Jan-2016

    Picking a jury in criminal cases is a strange thing. Most people think your client did something wrong; his presumption of innocence mythical at best. We (the defense attorneys) are the people who are defending "those" people they believe did something wrong, and therefore are only slightly less culpable than the people we defend. Combine that situation with a domestic violence case and ...
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  • The Lautenberg Amendment and Its Effect on Military Personnel

    Posted By Riverside Domestic Violence Lawyer || 28-Oct-2013

    Recently, our Riverside criminal defense lawyer, Ty Martinez, took on a case for a client who was charged with felony kidnapping and felony domestic violence charges. With extensive trial litigation and aggressive defense strategies, Attorney Martinez was able to have the charges dismissed for a plea to a misdemeanor false imprisonment. Because the client was only convicted of false imprisonment, ...
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  • Three Kidnapping Victims Escape After a Decade in Captivity

    Posted By Riverside Domestic Violence Lawyer || 15-May-2013

    On Monday May 6, 2013, three Cleveland girls were found alive and were able to escape from their kidnapper after being held captive for a decade in a home on Seymore. The three victims were found after a neighbor heard the girls' desperate cries for help and heard a woman pounding at the locked door. The neighbor then proceeded to kick open the door when Berry escaped with her small child. The ...
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  • Northridge Girl Abducted- Suspect Facing Life in Prison

    Posted By Riverside Domestic Violence Lawyer || 1-May-2013

    A 10-year-old girl was abducted from her Northridge home on the night of March 27 in what sources believe began as a burglary. The young girl was found later that day approximately 12 hours later wondering around a parking lot that was several miles from her home. When she was found she was in a confused state and was wearing different clothes from when she was taken. The suspect entered the home ...
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  • How to Defend Against Child Abuse Allegations

    Posted By Riverside Domestic Violence Attorney || 1-May-2013

    For many, falsely accusing their former spouse of child abuse is a beneficial tactic to win child custody cases in the family law court system. The courts and the government are cracking down on domestic violence and child abuse offenders and they have implemented harsh and unforgiving penalties. The courts look to hunt down violent predators and many times they have you deemed guilty after ...
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  • Attaining Floater Status to Avoid Probation Violation

    Posted By Riverside Domestic Violence Lawyer || 15-Apr-2013

    Do you travel for a living? If you are constantly on the road driving place to place for work, then fulfilling the terms and conditions of your probation may seem like an impossible feat. If you have been convicted of a domestic violence charge, then you will required to fulfill a 52 week program where you will be required to attend Friday classes. For those of you who travel for a living, Friday ...
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  • Domestic Violence Penalties are Increased in Riverside

    Posted By Riverside Domestic Violence Lawyer || 11-Apr-2013

    Have you been arrested for domestic violence charges in the city of Riverside? This crime can be considered a "wobbler" offense which means that the prosecutor could decide to file a misdemeanor charge or felony charge against you. A charge of this nature can carry severe consequences and the courts seem to be buckling down even harsher on alleged offenders. Criminal penalties can ...
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  • Exercising Your Right To Remain Silent In Domestic Violence Cases

    Posted By Attorney Martinez || 3-Jan-2013

    We have all heard about our "right to remain silent" or "Miranda" warnings if we get arrested, yet individuals seem to rarely exercise this right in real life situations. The problem is that people want to explain the situation, or are uncomfortable with silence, or don't like confrontation. Regardless the reason, it always hurts your case. Furthermore, police officers know ...
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  • Sexual assault is a serious crime that can come with long-term and life-altering penalties. Some criminals convicted of sexual assault are forced to pay a $10,000 fine in addition to 24, 36, or 48 months in prison. Judges look at each sexual assault case individually and give a determinate sentence to those found guilty depending on the aggravating and mitigating factors of the offense. As well, a ...
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  • Why You Need an Attorney With You at Your First DV Hearing

    Posted By Law Offices of Ty Martinez || 3-Dec-2012

    In domestic violence cases, District Attorneys typically request that a restraining order be issued against the suspect when the case starts. This restraining order is temporary, and stays in place while court proceedings are ongoing. Because of this, it is essential that you have an attorney beside you when you go to court for your first hearing. An accomplished Riverside domestic violence ...
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  • Case Results: Robbery Charges Receive a Reduced Sentencing

    Posted By The Law Offices of Ty Martinez || 30-Nov-2012

    The Law Offices of Ty Martinez has successfully helped another client facing criminal charges. Mr. Martinez’ client was arrested two years ago for charges of a robbery strike offense, and having hired his first attorney with another firm, they were unable to provide the necessary defense. As a result, the case dragged on for far too long and during that time he received an offer for a strike ...
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  • The 411 on The Law Offices of Ty Martinez

    Posted By Law Offices of Ty Martinez || 29-Nov-2012

    If you are a victim of domestic violence, you are probably scared to take your situation to a legal level. Yet for your own protection, you need to hire a Inland Empire domestic violence lawyer that can represent you in court and then proceed with your case. You should not attempt to handle your situation alone; there are a lot of complicated and detailed domestic violence laws that are difficult ...
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  • Welcome to our Riverside Domestic Violence Blog

    Posted By The Law Offices of Ty Martinez || 16-Oct-2012

    Welcome to Our Blog! At The Law Offices of Ty Martinez, we are focused on providing our clients with excellent service as well as information regarding what they are realistically facing in their case. Our focus on customer service is reflected in the services we provide, including a free case evaluation as well as a blog dedicated to helpful information and tips regarding issues such as domestic ...
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