Johnny Depp is Fighting Accusations of Domestic Violence

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Just Criminal Law owner and lead attorney Christina L. Williams is featured in this video with an introduction.

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Hi. This is Christina Williams from Just Criminal Law. It's all we do. Domestic violence is a hot topic in the news right now with Johnny Depp defamation trial. During the end of Depp's marriage to Amber Heard, L.A. police were called to their house to investigate Ms. Heard's claim that Mr. Depp had hit her with a cell phone. The police officers found this claim to be unsubstantiated, meaning they thought she was lying.
So, Amber Heard tried another avenue and filed for a civil restraining order alleging abuse. Then she filed for divorce. It certainly seems the whole thing could have been staged by Ms. Heard for a multitude of reasons. Luckily for Mr. Depp, law enforcement didn't arrest him and charge him with domestic abuse. However, most people are not as fortunate as Mr. Depp. Here are the top five things you need to know about domestic violence arrests. Number one, by the time an argument gets heated and law enforcement gets called, tempers have flared and there's a tendency to exaggerate what actually happened. But once an arrest is made and charges are filed, the alleged victim can't drop the charges and the case gets pled out or has to go to trial. Number two, in most cases, a no-contact order is issued, which requires the person charged with a crime to move out. This can be very expensive and it can make co-parenting responsibilities almost impossible. Number three, any kind of conviction, even pleading the case to a lesser charge, results in the accused person losing their Second Amendment gun rights for life. Number four, this type of criminal conviction can definitely come back to haunt a person in many years. It can affect how custody is determined in a divorce proceeding, or it can have a negative impact on future employment opportunities. And number five, the good news is that a family violence conviction can be expunged after five years and the person accused can get their constitutional rights back I hope by listening. Today, you learned some important information to help you protect your rights. If you find yourself in a situation where you're being questioned by the police, I want you to remember three things. Number one, say you don't want to discuss your day and ask if you're free to leave. Number two, say you want to talk to a lawyer. And then number three, contact Just Criminal Law by clicking the link in the description.
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