Domestic Violence and Abuse

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Violence inflicted by one person against another in a domestic setting can result in serious criminal charges. Because this type of violent criminal activity usually involves families or close personal relationships, these types of cases can be very emotional and require special care and attention. When you have been charged with domestic violence-related crimes, you need to do what you can to uphold your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly in your criminal case.

Our firm is fully prepared to evaluate your case and work out your defense options in a way that will benefit your best interests. Domestic violence cases can be complex and very tricky. Even if the person who originally filed charges against you decides that they are no longer interested in pressing charges, the charges can still remain filed against you. This has been put in place to protect battered domestic individuals who are threatened into removing charges; however, it can negatively affect you. This is why it is crucial to speak with a Long Beach criminal defense lawyer who has experience litigating domestic violence cases.

Penalties for Conviction of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. If you are charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, you can be subject to the following penalties if you are convicted:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Community service
  • Restraining order
  • Fines
  • Mandatory counseling program for 52 weeks
  • Victim restitution

If you are charged with a felony domestic violence offense, you could suffer the following consequences if you are convicted:

  • Up to 3 years in a state prison
  • Community service
  • Restraining order
  • Fines
  • Mandatory counseling program for 52 weeks
  • Victim restitution

It is important that you waste no time in retaining the legal assistance that you need in your situation. Our firm understands the severity of your case, and you can be sure that we will put our skill and experience to work for you if you choose to work with us. We offer a free case evaluation so that you may obtain legal advice and information regarding your case without any financial obligation or commitment on your part. Contact our firm today to discuss your case and to learn more about how we can help you.

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