Have you been accused of a domestic violence act? If so, a domestic violence defense lawyer at our firm may be able to help you. Once a domestic violence incident has been reported to the police, it becomes a criminal matter which requires professional legal representation. That is why we recommend that you contact our firm to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys. You will be facing either a misdemeanor or a felony charge and will need a professional to handle the legal process involved.
In the aftermath of a domestic violence charge, you may be required to vacate your home with the serving of a restraining order. You may have visitation rights to your children limited or even terminated. If convicted of a crime, you may face imprisonment, fines, restitution, community service, and court-ordered counseling. Let a domestic violence attorney from our firm review your case and determine how best to represent your interests, fight for your rights, and to stop any further negative consequences.
Domestic Violence Cases in California
Domestic violence cases are usually charged as misdemeanors. However, if sexual assault or abuse of a minor is involved or there is severe bodily harm against the victim, it may be charged as a felony. If the defendant has any prior criminal offenses, he may receive harsher penalties. Existing penalties for a domestic violence crime include prison sentences of up to 4 years and $6000 in fines, depending on the circumstances surrounding the case. In light of these penalties, you owe it to yourself to engage the services of a domestic violence defense lawyer at our firm as soon as possible so that he may begin working on your behalf immediately.
Have you been accused of a domestic violence crime? Contact our firm for a case evaluation today!