It is well understood that a conviction for domestic violence results in exclusion from naturalization and a denial of citizenship. In one recent case, a Torrance Domestic Violence Lawyer won a case involving a spousal abuse allegation and battery. The client maintained that the allegations were bogus and were contrived in an effort to gain an advantage in pending divorce proceedings. The attorney rejected all plea bargains and took the case to trial in Los Angeles County, resulting in a complete dismissal of all charges in April of 2011. The following are the client’s comments and endorsement of the lawyer’s work on the case:
Client Review: “I was arrested for domestic violence charges under section 273.5 and section 243.e.1. After spending 3 days in jail, I walked out of the LA county jail, I was totally perplexed and didn’t know what to do. As soon as I walked out, i hired a lawyer to prove my innocence immediately. This lawyer promised me that he would get the charges dismissed immediately. However, on the date of pre-trial instead of forcing for a speedy trial, he bought more time (and without telling me that he is going to get more time). On the same day, by god’s grace I found Matthew Ruff. I told him what had happened, and then I hired him immediately. He took me to the Torrance court and filed papers for change of attorney, and also requested the court for a speedy trial instead of buying time as sought by my previous attorney.
The prosecution gave few plea bargains until the date of trial but Matt never tried to convince me to accept a plea bargain (many attorneys would try to do that as it saves time for them), and stood by me through the trial and tribulations, as he truly believed that I was innocent. On the first day of the trial, Matt convinced the judge to dismiss 273.5 charges even before the trial started. As a result, the trial was set for section 243.e.1. My spouse and my sister in law was well educated (Ivy league), and came up with lot of coherent stories to prove that I was a wife batterer. Also they tried to use the culture (we hail from south asia) to their benefit and tried to convince the jury that in a south asian culture it is common for the man to exercise control and physically abuse the woman. The prosecution had 2 very young and energetic lawyers working day and night and coming up with more and more concocted evidences provided by my wife and sister in law to prove me guilty. However, Matt was never perturbed. He demonstrated his confidence throughout the trial. If I was convicted, it would have resulted in me being deported out of the country as I am working in this country on H1b visa.
No words could describe Matt’s skill and the knowledge of the law. Matt proved to the jury that I was innocent and ensured the case got dismissed. I am truly impressed with the work of Matt, and I would not hesitate to recommend Matt in a heartbeat.”