Client was charged with committing domestic violence against his girlfriend in front of a hotel located in downtown San Diego. Independent witnesses claimed that they observed my client push his girlfriend and put his hands around her throat in a forceful manner. The alleged incident was captured on hotel security surveillance. After carefully reviewing the video surveillance and defense investigation, the video revealed that Client’s girlfriend slapped Client’s face before he pushed her away from him. Upon extensive negotiations, Client pled guilty to one count of simple battery NOT in a domestic violence context. He was sentenced to the bare minimum with NO PROBATION, NO JAIL, NO 52-WEEK DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLASSES, and NO FINES.