We are San Diego domestic violence attorneys with over 30 years of combined experience in criminal defense.
Domestic violence is a crime of abuse directed at a life partner, ex-life partner, date, or family member. It can be done sexually, emotionally, or physically. It can be filed as either a felony or misdemeanor depending on several factors, most notably the injuries sustained by the victim. The penalties can range from probation to four years in state prison, along with hefty fines.You should retain competent legal counsel if you are being accused of domestic violence or if you have been arrested for it. In fact, the chances of a favorable result are dependent upon it.
If contacted by law-enforcement regarding alleged domestic abuse, you should exercise your Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to give a statement. They can, and usually do, use your statements against you in court. If contacted, you should immediately contact an experienced attorney who can represent you and protect you from the government.
Defending Domestic Violence Charges
A domestic violence defense attorney always remains alert for holes in the prosecution’s case which may provide grounds for dismissal. The defense attorney carefully reviews the evidence against their client, ensuring that all bases are covered. On the other hand, if there has been a confession, the defense attorney examines it properly to check if the client’s constitutional rights were violated and if so, the confession is inadmissible in court. If the client decides to accept a plea-bargain, the defense attorney always looks for ways to reduce the client’s custody (if any) and the fines.
If the case proceeds to trial, the defense attorney will aggressively cross-examine the prosecution witnesses and object to evidence he feels should not be admitted. He then possibly calls defense witnesses and gives a closing argument. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, APLC, have conducted over 100 jury trials and have extensive experience in the arena of domestic violence.
Top Domestic Violence Defense Firm in San Diego
Our San Diego domestic violence attorneys at The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms provide vigilant defense to clients accused of domestic violence or facing restraining orders. Our team of experienced attorneys has over 30 years of combined experience criminal defense work. We have defended clients in over 100 jury trials, including many for domestic violence. In fact, we have won not-guilty verdicts regarding most every type of crime.
We take our duty of defending clients very seriously. We do not care if they are guilty or innocent. We believe that everyone deserves an aggressive defense.
Contact our domestic violence lawyers in San Diego for consultation or call us at 619-234-2300 for a FREE case review.