Domestic Violence In California
In California, it’s illegal to use physical force or communicate threats of harm against any intimate partner. Domestic violence includes assault, battery, or threats against a
spouse, child, step-child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew. It is a serious allegation with severe consequences.
Our Oxnard domestic violence defense lawyer will evaluate your case and listen to your story so that they can help you negotiate a plea bargain with a judge or find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you, and try to get your charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
What Happens If I’m Charged With Domestic Violence?
If you’re accused of and charged with domestic violence, a judge will evaluate the available evidence and ultimately decide if they’ll show you compassion or not. If you were arrested for a domestic violence felony, there are a few possible consequences which include but are not limited to the following:
- Probation period of at least three years.
- A minimum court fine of $300, plus penalties and assessments
- A court-approved program provides 52 batterers program classes.
- Classes on anger management, substance abuse, or parenting
- Volunteering in the community
- Loss of custody or contact with family due to protective order
Regardless of what your specific circumstances are, there are serious short and long-term implications for a domestic violence charge. In addition to jail time and monetary fines, you could also lose your job, resulting in a halt in income which can ultimately affect your living situation; if you have children you could lose custody, and even your personal relationships can suffer.
What If I Was Wrongly Accused Of Domestic Violence?
In some cases, innocent people are wrongly accused of domestic violence. If that describes your situation, we have vast experience handling false accusations and we’ll work diligently to clear your name and help you get your life back on track.
Why Having Representation Matters
The emotional implications of a domestic violence charge can be overwhelming, making it difficult for you to navigate the next steps effectively. Our Oxnard domestic violence defense lawyer, David Lehr, understands what you’re going through.
He has several years of experience helping clients in your exact situation. That being said, he understands that your circumstances are different and require a tailored strategy that will help you protect your reputation and regain control of your life. He will guide you through each step of your case, explain your rights and responsibilities and answer your questions so that you can have peace of mind.
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Don’t delay! Call Strongest Defense today to schedule a free consultation
with our Oxnard domestic violence defense lawyer and discover your options! We cannot make you any promises, but you can trust that we’ll do everything we can to provide the strongest defense possible!