San Fernando Valley Criminal Attorney
Domestic Violence Lawyer in Van Nuys, CA
Our Encino based criminal defense law firm represents clients charged with Domestic Violence cases throughout the San Fernando Valley (Van Nuys, San Fernando and Malibu) and LA County Courthouses. Since the O.J. Simpson case, Domestic Violence (or spousal abuse cases) are now politically charged crimes that are difficult to deal with from a defense perspective. From the arrest, to the initial court appearance, to how the prosecutors deal with these cases, there are issues. That is why you must have any attorney behind you who knows the system and how to protect a clients rights, reputation and freedom. This is where we come in.
When the police come out to a domestic violence call, it is police policy that they must arrest the aggressor if there is any sign of violence being used by party. Also, there a restraining order usually placed on the purported aggressor and when the case goes to court the court will automatically place a protective order on the accused. What happened to innocent, unless proven guilty? In these cases the police, prosecutors and judges error on the side of watching their political backsides. They are concerned with what happens if they do not act and the alleged victim ends up hurt or worse and then someone is looking at them and their non-action as grounds for termination etc.
We know how to handle these types of cases and get your side of the story to the right people; so things are handled fairly and there is not rush to judgment without all of the facts being heard. I urge you to call us and set up a free confidential face to face (same day) consultation. You will be educated on the system where your case is pending and we will set up a plan to resolve your specific situation and get you and your family back to a normal life.
Domestic violence is physical, mental, or verbal abuse that occurs with a family setting or intimate relationship. Incidents of domestic violence may occur between spouses, intimate partners, children, and siblings. Many cases of domestic violence remain unreported. However, when a domestic violence incident is reported to law enforcement, either by the victim or a witness, the incident is always thoroughly investigated. While most domestic violence charges are considered misdemeanor offenses, charges can be enhanced if the victim was a minor, if the victim sustained serious bodily injuries, or if the offender has a prior criminal record.
If a person is convicted of this crime, he/she may be sentenced with: jail time, fines, court and legal fees, community service, and probation. Additionally, the person may be separated from his/her family and household if the victim chooses to get a restraining order.
After a person has been charged, it is always in his/her best interest to speak with a qualified domestic violence attorney who has experience handling these types of cases. A lawyer can carefully evaluate the persons case, protect the persons individual rights, and provide valuable advice throughout the legal process.
Do not waste any valuable time and call our firm to set up a free case consultation. We will sit down with you and discuss all your available options.