Legal Ethics

Judge Arrested in Domestic Violence Matter; Lawyer Says He Is 'Completely Innocent,' Blames Cops

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A California judge was arrested early yesterday on suspicion of domestic violence after a dispute in which authorities say his wife was left with a “minor, but visible injury.”

However, a lawyer representing Solano County Superior Court Judge Robert Bowers says his client is “completely innocent” and blames police for arresting him, reports the Vallejo Times-Herald.

“Normally it’s dangerous for a defense attorney to say this, but I categorically deny that Bowers had any contact with his wife,” attorney Daniel Russo tells the newspaper. “When everything comes out he will be completely vindicated.”

Bowers was reportedly at work yesterday but spent much of the day in chambers after his call was assigned to another judge.

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