If your partner, spouse, former spouse, person who you have a dating relationship with, or the parent of your child accuses you of any kind of domestic violence, you may be faced with some harsh penalties. California takes domestic violence quite seriously and the law goes to great lengths to protect victims. Prosecutors do everything they can to attain convictions in domestic violence cases, often even when the accuser doesn't desire prosecution and asks for the case to be dismissed.
Being accused of domestic violence can have devastating consequences, including probation, fines, mandatory counseling, a permanent criminal record, and even jail time. Beyond the criminal consequences, it can also damage your reputation and has the potential to cost you the right to see or have custody of your children. It is imperative that you have an committed domestic violence attorney on your side to defend your rights and advocate for you every step of the way.
The types of domestic violence cases we handle include:
- Assault and/or Battery
- False imprisonment
- Sexual assault
- Violations of restraining orders