Re: Domestic Battery California 243(E)(1)
If he does not attend court after being issued a subpoena, he can be arrested and compelled to appear. His dodging the subpoena or court may only delay the inevitable.
If the DA finds that there is insufficient evidence to prove his case beyond a reasonable doubt, he may not file anyway.
In theory, she could apply for expungement after her probation is over. However, the Family Court is free to take into account past actions whether currently on a criminal offender record or not.
2) If a guilty verdict is decided (and all fines/restitution/etc honored), is the offense expungeable, such that it would have no effect on a later assessment of her custodial fitness?
She needs an attorney.
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