California requires prosecutors to give victims one free copy of the domestic violence report within five (5) days of the request. In other words, the alleged victim can get a copy of the police report. Often times fabricated domestic violence charges will be used to generate a police report to be later used against the suspect in a divorce or child custody proceeding. ( Family Code Section 6228).
California Law Requires that Family Courts make a presumption that giving custody to a perpetrator of domestic violence is detrimental to the child (Family Code Section 3044). This means that pleading guilty or no contest at your arraignment or at any other time in your criminal matter may have a serious detrimental impact on your ability to see your child in Family Law court. If this scenario sounds familiar, then you need to contact an Errol Cook at (877) 737-2004 as soon as possible.