California Domestic Violence: Mel Gibson’s case headed to Criminal Court

Wow…last week the internet as a buzz over the plethora of California family law and criminal law issues involving Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. Talk about a relationship gone really ugly. Turns out that Mel Gibson is now going to be investigated by the District Attorney for alleged domestic violence, child endangerment and assault with a deadly weapon charges. Gibson’s case will be referred to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for felony review. Again, this is a perfect example of a family law matter that crosses over into criminal law issues. It’s very common to see these crossovers. Indeed, typically, if someone is involved in a domestic violence dispute, most likely a temporary restraining order is issued ordering the perpetrator to stay at least 100 yards away from the victim. Often times in emergency situations, the police are called to the scene of the incident and an Emergency Protective Order is issued to protect the victim. In serious situations, depending on the crime, criminal charges will also be filed.

If you have an Orange County domestic violence issue and/or an Orange County criminal law issue and wish to obtain further information about your rights, contact an Orange County family law/criminal law attorney for more information.

Source: Mel Gibson Case Headed to D.A.