If you have been the victim of domestic violence, you may have experienced the anxiety of facing your future. Now that you are on your own and no longer subjected to the demands and insults of your abuser, how can you move on and live a happy, content and successful life? Fortunately, with your focus on your strengths and your goals, you have the ability to recover from your past relationship and to find contentment once again in California.
As the American Bar Association (ABA) points out, 95 percent of cases are settled first before going to trial, so chances are if you are involved in a criminal case in California, you might receive a proposal to reduce your prison sentence or eliminate it entirely in exchange for a guilty plea to lesser charges. However, even as your defense attorney provides counsel on the matter, remember that the final choice to accept or reject any deal is yours.