Jessica McElfresh was recently contacted by a woman in her 30s arrested and charged with Misdemeanor Corporal Injury to a Spouse and Misdemeanor Criminal Threats. Our client was living in San Diego county illegally after coming to the United States with her family when she was a small child. After marrying a U.S. Citizen and having a child with her husband, our client became abused by her spouse who used his status as a citizen to prevent our client from reporting the abuse or leaving the abusive marriage. After many years of domestic violence our client decided to end the marriage and sleep on the couch to end the relationship.
One night her spouse attempts to sexually assault her while she slept and she is able to successfully fight him but the next day after her spouse left for work police came to the house and arrested her charging her with Misdemeanor Corporal Injury to a Spouse and Misdemeanor Criminal Threats. Our clients spouse had alleged domestic violence from our client against himself. Jessica McElfresh defended our client against these false allegations and due to the serious nature of the potential for our client to become deported, have her child taken into Child Protective Custody, and lose the opportunity to become a United States Citizen, successfully negotiated the dismissal of these charges. San Diego criminal defense attorney Jessica McElfresh continued to work with this client after successfully negotiating the dismissal of these charges and helped to file the necessary paperwork to secure her clients Visa and Green Card to reside and work legally in the United States.
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