Los Angeles Investment Property: Three Ways to Buy Foreclosures

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Real estate entrepreneurs or investors know that there is a way for you to get into the business without investing in a lot of money. This best kept secret that is said to be lucrative once you know how is known as the purchasing or acquiring foreclosures. There are ways on how to go about this especially when you are interested in Los Angeles investment property foreclosures. It basically depends on the particular time when you would like to enter into it. Each method has its own merits and success will also depend on your knowledge level or expertise in the real estate business.

1. Purchasing BEFORE a foreclosure auction When you plan to buy a Los Angeles investment property foreclosure and would not want to compete with the more experienced people in the business, it is better to do it during this time. Competition is lesser, and there may even be times that you will have nobody to compete with. A short sale is done when you buy the property even before the foreclosure auction. However, it is also here that profit is minimal since it will depend on the amount that the bank is willing to negotiate. Though competition is lesser, it takes much of your time and effort in order to close the deal. It can also be the most emotional for the property owner or homeowner since they may have the misconception that since it is a transaction before the foreclosure auction, there is still a possibility that they can keep their homes. If you are not the type of person who can squarely face an emotional homeowner after the deal is closed and tell them that they cannot have their property back, then do not go into this method.

2. Purchasing DURING a foreclosure auction The word is already out that the Los Angeles investment property you are interested in is up for grabs. This means that you have to brace yourself for you will definitely encounter tough competition. Competitors will include those who are new in the business and would like to try their hand in buying foreclosures. Banks will also give you a hard time since they would naturally want to acquire or get their properties back. Aside from too much competition, the problem with this method is that you may not have the option to inspect the properties prior to closing the deal. So, you would not really know if you’re going to get a handsome profit for your purchase or if repairs on the property will reduce your profits. Those who are new in the business better stay clear of this method since it may not turn out to be profitable at all.

3. Purchasing AFTER a foreclosure auction This is when the bank was able to buy back the foreclosed property. The property is now termed as REO or Real Estate Owned. This is the method where you have a higher possibility to acquire the Los Angeles investment property that …

The importance of managerial accounting in the workplace

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Managerial accounting is concerned with the use of economic and financial information to plan and control many activities of an entity and to support the management decision course. Management accountants play important roles more specifically in planning & coordination with production, marketing and financial functions. A subset of the managerial accounting profession is cost accounting which relates to the determination and accumulation of products, processes, or service costs. Management and cost accountants are focused on the internal aspects of a business to keep it efficiently running and profitable.

Managerial and cost accountants use a lot of the same data used by financial accountants. The difference lies in the fact that the data used for managerial accounting is more likely to be used for a future orientated purpose whereas the financial accounting process is showing what has already taken place. Examples of future orientated planning are budgets, benchmarking, and profit projecting. This also means that managerial accountants can take a more proactive approach when it comes to tackling business and economic troubles that can and due arise for many companies.

Planning is a key part of the management process and although there are many descriptions of that process, a generally accepted definition would include reference to the process of planning, organizing and controlling businesses’ activities so that the organization can achieve its desired outcomes. Being able to anticipate what revenues will be and forecasting the expenses that will be incurred to achieve those revenues are critical activities in the budgeting process. That ability is crucial to many aspects of a company and allows employees’ to make more educated business decisions.

The internal orientation that management accountants have to their companies differs from the predominantly external orientation of financial accounting. Financial accounting is more externally important to such people as investors and shareholders. Management accountants work hand and hand with other internal departments such as merchandising, accounting, marketing, web and more. An example of this would be a managerial accountant working with a merchandiser to figure out how many units of a garment they can purchase in the next year and still have a good profit margin.

The benefit of management accounting is that it is not constrained by generally accepted accounting principles, which means that approximate results can be generated quickly for decision-making activities.  Which means while accuracy is valued in the data, relevance is more important for managerial accounting reporting. This is also helpful because it allows the managerial accountant to adapt to different economic climates, business strategies and departments changing needs.

In order to become a managerial accounting professional a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting is usually a requirement.  A management accountant should possess great analytic and people skills since they will be dealing with many different people and departments in a professional role. A management accountant may also become a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) by passing a respective board four-part test. The CMA examination is given in a computer-based format using objective questions only. In addition …

Difference Between a Sports Watch and a Dress Watch

Many people do not understand that certain timepieces cannot be worn with certain outfits. A popular mens watch is a silver stainless-steel chronograph watch such as the Submariner series or Tag Huer watches. While these are great watches, they are sporty. You would not wear a watch like that with a suit or tuxedo. On the other hand, if you are wear jeans and a t-shirt, you would not wear a Rado or a Movado watch since those watches are meant for dressy attire.

Sports watches were made for the primary intention of being used in certain sport events where you could use a timer or stopwatch such as football, soccer, track and field, etc. These watches have the standard sport look such as a chronograph, stainless-steel bezel, and tachymeter. A watch like this has normally a bigger face and looks great with casual outfits and is very versatile in the style of outfits it will look good on. Something like this will not work well with formal outfits for occasions that require suits or tuxedo’s. A sport watch will stand out too much and in a negative way making your entire outfit look tacky.

For a tuxedo or formal occasion where you must wear a suit and tie, a dress watch is preferred and gives off a stylish look. Unlike a sport watch which many features and a larger face, a dress watch is basic and subtle. The biggest fashion mistake that men make when wearing outfits for formal occasions is wearing accessories that bring too much attention. Instead, you want a classic, timeless look, and the perfect way to pull off a look like this is a very subtle watch. One of the most famous watches for doing this is the Movado. A Movado watch is known for how subtle they are yet they are one of the best selling watches for formal outfits and dress codes. Generally, these watches have a muted stainless-steel or leather band and the face of the watch will be black and normally does not have the time numbers on the face. It has just the hour, minute, and second hands making it a very simple, yet exquisite watch to wear.

Not all watches are made equal and it is good to wear the correct watch to the type of setting and atmosphere it was intended for. You would not wear a classic timepiece to a baseball game and you also would not wear a over sized chronograph watch with a tuxedo to a wedding. Knowing the right watch to wear will give you a boost of style and confidence.…

Many people do not understand that certain timepieces cannot be worn with certain outfits. A popular mens watch is a silver stainless-steel chronograph watch such as the Submariner series or Tag Huer watches. While these are great watches, they are sporty. You would not wear a watch like that with a suit or tuxedo. On the other hand, if you are wear jeans and a t-shirt, you would not wear a Rado or a Movado watch since those watches are meant for dressy attire.

Sports watches were made for the primary intention of being used in certain sport events where you could use a timer or stopwatch such as football, soccer, track and field, etc. These watches have the standard sport look such as a chronograph, stainless-steel bezel, and tachymeter. A watch like this has normally a bigger face and looks great with casual outfits and is very versatile in the style of outfits it will look good on. Something like this will not work well with formal outfits for occasions that require suits or tuxedo’s. A sport watch will stand out too much and in a negative way making your entire outfit look tacky.

For a tuxedo or formal occasion where you must wear a suit and tie, a dress watch is preferred and gives off a stylish look. Unlike a sport watch which many features and a larger face, a dress watch is basic and subtle. The biggest fashion mistake that men make when wearing outfits for formal occasions is wearing accessories that bring too much attention. Instead, you want a classic, timeless look, and the perfect way to pull off a look like this is a very subtle watch. One of the most famous watches for doing this is the Movado. A Movado watch is known for how subtle they are yet they are one of the best selling watches for formal outfits and dress codes. Generally, these watches have a muted stainless-steel or leather band and the face of the watch will be black and normally does not have the time numbers on the face. It has just the hour, minute, and second hands making it a very simple, yet exquisite watch to wear.

Not all watches are made equal and it is good to wear the correct watch to the type of setting and atmosphere it was intended for. You would not wear a classic timepiece to a baseball game and you also would not wear a over sized chronograph watch with a tuxedo to a wedding. Knowing the right watch to wear will give you a boost of style and confidence.…

Prescription Sport Sunglasses – Seeing the Light

You'd think the major manufacturers of sports eyewear would be keen to cater for spectacle wearers, especially given the sheer numbers of us (yes, me included) in the world who are somewhat challenged in the eyesight department. Well, guess what – they are – keen, that is – though, they do not like to shout about it. Why? In all honesty I'm not entirely sure, but my best (educated) guess would be that when it comes to splashing the cash from their marketing budgets on magazine and other forms of advertising, they look at it as a game of numbers and concentrate On hitting the greater part of their audience who do not wear spectacles.

In taking this line, I personally think they've missed a trick. These days, ever greater numbers of middle-aged to older people are partaking in sport and leisure activities, and a sizeable number of them need a little help with their eyesight. It's a medical certainty that for most, the coming of the big 'four zero' will herald a downturn in your eyesight, and even if you've always been proud of those apparently perfect peepers over the years, it may be time to admit a Visit to the optician is necessary.

As mentioned above, there is actually quite a decent selection of prescription sunglasses for sport on the market – you just have to put in a little work to find them. When you do, do not be surprised to find most are expensive; After all, we're talking about a requirement for optical perfection, and you have to pay for the glasses plus adding your prescription lenses. How could that possibly be cheap?

The best solutions to the prescription issue, offered by quite a few manufacturers, involves what the trade call an 'Rx clip' or 'Rx insert'. In essence, the insert is a plastic spectacle clip that holds your prescription lenses and sets behind the actual wrap-around sports tinted front section of the frame. Very often, the tinted lenses are interchangeable, bringing practical and versatile options to the spectacle wearer. Solutions of this type are offered by the likes of Oakley, Bolle Adidas and Rudy Project, as well as a myriad of lesser known manufacturers. None of them are cheap, and there is a pitfall with this type of eyewear that, despite surprisingly, even the 'big boys' of the sports eyewear world often fall foul of …

The problem is this: in order to ensure the tinted lenses do not sit too far off your face, making you look like something out of Battlestar Galactica when you hit the golf course, most manufacturers seat the Rx adapter way way back in the frame – So far back, in fact, that your eyelashes touch the lenses. Not only is this a quite literal irritating problem – you'll also soon find, if you are taking part in active sports or even walking across the beach on a blistering hot day, that sweat will drip from your eyebrows down …

Principles of Marketing 101

Marketing results should be measured in only one way – increased sales. Marketing should not be considered an art form. Its mere existence is not enough. Marketing is the first step to the sale. There are seven underlying principles upon which to base your marketing strategy and efforts. Follow them and your business will be a raving success. Violate them and you will fail as so many small businesses do.

The seven underlying principles are Image, Differentiation, Repeat Business, Ease of Doing Business, Networking, Likeability, and Emotion. Let’s begin with image.

Image

Much like people have an image so does their business. Some people are informal and likeable, as are some businesses. Some people are formal and aloof, as are some businesses. Your image is wrapped up in your packaging. The clothes you wear, the haircut you sport, the weight you carry, and the age you are, all create your image. The same applies to your business.

Every way your business presents itself to your customers adds to or detracts from the image you are trying to create with your marketing efforts. Decide on the image you wish to convey to the public and design your business to support that image. Your business cards, letterhead, website, advertising materials, and every other portion of your business which will come into contact with a customer must reflect the same image.

If you sell a product, your image is also reflected in your packaging, the colors, the box, the website, the store — everything. If you sell a service, your image is reflected in your writings, your website, your proposals and your presentations. Make every interaction with a customer or prospect reflect the image you have for your business.

However, remember, it is far easier to create an unforgettable image by differentiating yourself from the competition.

Differentiation

Be as different as a zebra in a herd of horses. You must be different from your competitors in order to stand out. And, you must be able to convey that difference in all your messages to prospects. If you know you are different and don’t convey it, you lose. You must leverage your differences to your advantage.

If you can’t differentiate yourself, it’s because of two general reasons. You think you don’t have any competitors. Or, you have copied your competitors to the extent you all look alike to your prospects.

Thinking you don’t have any competitors is a dangerous and naïve position to take. Even if someone doesn’t sell the exact product you sell, they do compete with you for people’s money. If a potential customer is spending money with someone else, they aren’t spending it with you. Offer something different in product or service.

The second option, where you look just like your competition, is equally dangerous. In this situation, the only way to compete is by having the lowest price. Lowest price also translates to lower profit margin. This means you’re working harder to make money than you have to.

Differentiating yourself …

Private Note Holder Leads

The private note holder industry is one of the greatest opportunities available in the market no matter the economy. There are always going to be opportunities in this industry for someone to make money. If you know anything about Real estate and the value of the industry then you know about cash flow. If you have cash flow then you have wealth. Many people will start buying seller finance notes to create this cash flow. Other times notes are created to facilitate the sale of a property but the holder does not want to hold the cash flow. It does not really matter why they don’t want it. Perhaps there are other interests where they want to put the money or maybe they just want to have the cash now. Whatever the reason there are many private note holders who would rather sell the note they hold for cash. To them immediate cash is king.

If you are looking to work the note business as a broker or beginning buyer of notes then the right note holder lead list is important for you to be able to contact these potential note sellers. It is also important to understand what such a lead list really is and what your expectations should be. It is true there are many of these note holders who do not want to keep the note they ended up with. It is not true however that any company can offer you a note holder lead list which exclusively contains people who want to sell. Not holder lead lists are simply public record data that has been gathered for marketing purposes.

There are some important things to understand before buying a mortgage note holder lead list. The first is to understand the data and recognize it for what it is. With many consumer lead lists the data is simply pulled from current addressees and is current with the name and address that exists now. This type of list is not a specialized list. When you are dealing with a more specialized list such as seller finance note holder leads, the data you seek is specific to the document that was recorded and not to the current address or name. With the private mortgage not holder list you are seeking data that was recorded often years prior. It is the action of the private note being created that you are seeking.

Once you understand that the data is often “old” data due to the nature of the requested information then you can move to understanding the statistics. Make yourself aware of the possibilities of what may have happened since that note was created. The best possible option is that the note was created and the seller or note holder still lives at the same address and no mistakes were made in recording and he wants to sell.

That is not always the way it goes however. Often times the note is created and then the seller moves. Other times …

6 Metrics For Measuring SEO Success

Search Engine Optimization is a long-term investment. Unlike PPC advertising, which can produce results immediately and generate qualified leads within days, SEO often takes months before it moves your website into the desired top search rankings. So, how do you know if you're on the right track in the meanime? What metrics can you use along the way to determine what's working, to keep you moving in the right direction, and to course correct as needed? And how can you tie these into your bigger-picture online marketing analytics, to help you make better marketing and budgeting decisions?

Here are the 6 most important measures that will tell you how well you're doing in the Organic Search Ranking game. These are the tools of the SEO trade, and any SEO consultant should have them at their fingertips. Before you embark on measuring, however, make sure you know what goals you're trying to reach, and set yourself up to measure the things that will have the greatest impact on your long-term success.

Ranking Reports

Since the main objective of SEO is to improve your website's search ranking for valuable keywords, the most obvious metric is your ranking. At the simplest level, you can easily track this by typing your keyword into Google each week and watching where your website appears in the list of results – if you're doing the right things in SEO, you'll see it inch up over time . If you're tracking multiple keywords, Google Webmaster Tools allows you to track the top search queries people are using to find your site, and the average position each one achieves in rankings. If you're looking for a leader and deeper metrics, consider some of the more sophisticated ranking tools that measure your all keywords on all search engines, and track progress over time. We use and really like Advanced Web Ranking from Caphyon – it's easy to set up, easy to use, and has a simple, intuitive interface that shows progress for all your keywords over any time segments – but there are many others as well.

Website Diagnostics

Since your keyword rankings may take time to move up, it's also important to track and tweak other key measures – starting with basic diagnostics that can tell you if your site is 'search engine friendly.' Google Webmaster Tools is a terrifying tool for diagnosing anything on your website that might trip the search engines and cause them not to see, crawl, or index the pages on your site. And if Google can not crawl or index your site, searchers will never find it. Any good SEO consultant should know how to read these diagnostics, and know what to do when there's a problem.

Inbound Link Metrics

Links coming into your site from other sites is arguably the largest determinant of your search ranking. The quantity, quality, longevity, diversity, and productivity of inbound links are there before important metrics to track. Often link building efforts – which you can do yourself …

How the Internet Has Forever Changed Marketing

In the last few years, consumers have changed the way they find what they want, and where they want to get it. Business supplies, concert tickets, and that perfect gift are now on the web, and that’s where many people are going. In the past consumers have responded to direct mail, cold calling, and trade shows in addition to conventional advertising. Those methods are less effective than the internet and also harmful to the environment through toxic ink, paper waste, fuel costs, and other excess energy consumption. With the use of search engines, it is now easy to filter out gimmicks and find what we are looking for directly. The tools are at the tips of our fingers and unlimited. We have access to search engines, social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter), and blogs where we can find information as well as reviews on those services or products we are researching. Therefore, marketers must change their tactics to accommodate how the internet is changing business.

Inbound Marketing is now far more effective. The internet and the emergence of sites such as Google, MSN, Yahoo, Digg and other sites, allow consumers to research what they are looking for without involving the companies directly. “The internet has changed the dynamics of the business world, necessitating from ‘old marketing’ techniques to ‘new marketing’ techniques” (hubspot). Business owners now need to ensure that their website is optimized for this. Website content matters, as well as the location of key words or phrases. To optimize a website, key words must be in the page title, headings, URL, and in the page text. Keeping content fresh and updated is another good way to increase search engine rankings, especially when used in conjunction with viral videos, podcasts, and YouTube videos.

By adding simple tools such as a blog, a site owner creates a unique opportunity for search engine optimization (SEO). However, keep in mind that the blog set up with its own webpage for the best results. Websites are also setting up RSS Feeds. This allows consumers to have their favorite websites send them updates, as opposed to going to each website and searching for the information. Most people have very busy lifestyles and don’t have time to waste. By simply adding this feature, websites are ensuring more visits to their site.

Social networking is a huge way to market to consumers, with 34% believing that businesses should be involved with a social network, while 51% believe they should also interact with consumers through a networking site. After a website has established itself and has more visitors, the designers should add an online form for visitors to register for updates, newsletters or give-a-ways. This also generates new leads for the business. Credible inbound links also generate more traffic to your website and rank your site higher on the search engines.

With all of the “new” technology out there, it is far more effective for advertising dollars to utilize the web and market to consumers in the format …

Business To Business Marketing: An Introduction

Many people often use the term 'business to business (B2B) marketing,' but most of them do not know exactly what it refers to. B2B activity, both online and offline, involves the marketing of services and goods that help other companies operate. Manufacturers, resellers, the government and non-profit institutions are the most common examples of B2B markets.

Business to business marketing associates with five distinct concepts – the exchange concept of marketing, the turn of production concept, the product concept, the phenomenon of marketing myopia and the sales concept.

Converting prospects into customers is an important objective of B2B marketing. A few B2B companies do make some money off a customer base. But most of their capital is made off other businesses. A non-profit institution is a good example. Its operations normally depend on private donations from individuals. The organization also makes the great mass of its money through government funding or from corporations. Due to this reason, a non-profit institution makes itself and its services or products attractive not just to the public, but also to other entrepreneurs.

A business to business marketing company normally focuses on relationship building and communication through marketing activities, producing leads that are fostered during the sales cycle. The decision to purchase is typically a multi-step process that involves more than one person. Therefore, companies use marketing strategies to teach various players in the target group. Components, equipment, raw materials, processing services and supplies are marketed. Since B2B marketers target only other businesses, they have significantly more targeted markets than B2C marketers.

B2B marketing is now one of the fastest developing fields of marketing. New technologies bring more businesses together; Therey companies start to court each other far more sharply. Technology also makes the world a smaller place. So it becomes essential for sales and marketing experts to understand and apply the principles of B2B marketing. …

D’Angelo Dating Tips Can Improve Chances of Getting a Date – Uncracking the D’Angelo Dating Code

If you are the type of guy that has a difficulty even speaking to a pretty woman, let alone getting a date with one, D’Angelo dating tips can improve your chances of getting a date. David D’Angelo is a musician, not a member of any major popular band, who once had many of the same problems relating to women. Today he has no problem getting a date, and he wants to share his secrets to his dating success.

David D’Angelo has published several e-books on dating and sexual attraction based on his experiences in the dating world, mostly meeting women in bars and clubs. By his own admission, David has dated some pretty incredible women, models, and a few that could have made Sharon Stone’s character in Fatal Attraction look like an amateur. His techniques seem to work well for him, as he can enter a bar or club and leave with several new phone numbers and a few dates already scheduled with women he had never met in his life.

D’Angelo offers several dating tips about flirting, how and when to use pick up lines, ways to increase sexual attraction in a woman, and many different subjects related to the whole dating ritual. While there is absolutely guarantee that every single piece of advice he passes along will lead to a new date with a drop dead gorgeous woman, following the advice he shares in his various e-books can improve the odds that you will meet someone, be able to attract her attention, and obtain her phone number and/or schedule a date after just meeting her once.

However, it is also important to note that David D’Angelo is not the only dating guru out there and is certainly not the first and won’t be the last. While his techniques work for some people, they have proven not to work for others. I personally like to take the best techniques from each dating guru then create my own, which is customised to help me achieve success with women. There are some aspects of David’s system I find useful and others I am not fond of.

D’Angelo dating tips can be found scattered about on many dating websites. I would research his tips as well as that of many other dating dating gurus.

If you would like to learn the D’Angelo Dating Tips and the art of seducing beautiful women, then visit my website and get your hands on my free report that has changed the dating life of thousands of men and turned them into dating kings.…

Marketing Research

Every people want to continue their business what ever it has, but every business face different market research problems in his life. So I want to share my experience that what Market Research is? Types, essential benefits of Market Research, and what are the 10 ten Marketing Research mistakes.

The marketing research process includes the systematic identification, collection, analysis and distribution of information for the purpose of knowledge development and decision making. Identifying and clearing your problem: you have already identified a problem and an information need. This step is always the start of the marketing research process. At this point, the problem will have been recognized by at least one level of management, and internal discussions will have taken place. Developing your approach: In this step you can develop your approach by Project Analysis, Skill Analysis, and Budget Analysis. Research Design: Research design includes secondary information analysis, qualitative research, methodology selection, question measurement & scale selection, questionnaire design, sample design & size and determining data analysis to be used.

Elements of Research Design Include: The Questionnaire Design Process Measuring & Scaling Sample Size Calculator Basic Statistical Testing Survey Questionnaire. Collecting the data: Often called data collection or survey fielding, this is the point at which the finalized questionnaire (survey instrument) is used in gathering information among the chosen sample segments. There are a variety of data collection methodologies to consider like internet surveys, mail surveys, Internet panel, mail panel. Performing data analysis: Any questionnaire data analysis will depend on how the questionnaire was constructed. Less complex questionnaire data analysis can be handled with any of a number of office suite tools, while more complex questionnaire data analysis requires dedicated market research analysis programs and finally Reporting and presentation: Market research reporting and presentation is easily the second most important step, if Not the first. Any business critical information and knowledge that comes from your market research investment will be limited by how it is presented to decision makers. So these are the six steps of Market Research.

Now there are two types of Marketing Research. Descriptive research: Marketing research to better describe marketing problems, situations, or markets. Causal research: marketing research to test hypotheses about cause-and-effect relationships between variables of interest.

Elements of Effective Market Research: Marketing Research is a very important step in the evolution of your business. Without research, you have no basis on which to answer even the most basic questions; Questions that you must answer if you really want to successfully market your product or service. The questions should base on your price, your market and your competition.

Six Essential Benefits of Market Research:

1. Increases overall competency and understanding of critical research concepts and provides an enhanced ability to make well-informed decisions
2. Provide a cost-effective opportunity to supplement a company's internal training (Discounts for group enrollments are available!)

3. Facilitates a common knowledge bridge with all parties involved in the research process.
4. Provided a specific starting point for people entering the profession. …

What is Misdemeanor Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence may be charged as a felony or misdemeanor in Los Angeles and California. In most cases, whether or not this crime is prosecuted as one or the other has to do with the severity of the injuries received by the victim as well as with the criminal past of the accused. Those charged with this crime have no opportunity to have the charges dropped if it is being prosecuted as a felony. The state will prosecute the charges whether or not the victim wishes to have the case brought into court.

Police officers in Los Angeles have tremendous leeway when domestic violence is suspected. They may seize any weapons in the house, including firearms, separate the couple and police officers are empowered to determine whether any injuries observed at the scene are the result of domestic violence. If one finds themselves in a situation where a partner or spouse is erroneously or knowingly claiming that domestic violence was perpetrated against them when this is not the case, one is in a situation where extremely harsh consequences could be meted out if one does not immediately contact a lawyer who is qualified to offer defense in these cases.

Misdemeanor domestic violence in California does not need to involve a married couple. Cohabitating couples, couples who are merely dating and couples who have mutual children are all covered under domestic violence legislation. Additionally, a range of activities other than actual physical violence can be prosecuted as misdemeanor domestic violence in California. For instance, stalking, harassment and threats can all be construed as acts of domestic violence. Even if one is charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, the penalties can be extremely severe and can have life-changing consequences even if the individual accused was no abuser and if the charges were completely false.

Some of the consequences of misdemeanor domestic violence include prison terms, community service or physical labor, a year of mandated counseling and various fines. If one finds themselves in a situation where they are being accused of acts of domestic violence, the most important thing to remember is to call one’s attorney and to not answer any questions put to one by arresting officers. One should always be cooperative and friendly to the officers and keep in mind that, if they do not have a lawyer, that domestic violence is a specialty field which requires specialty representation.…