Domestic violence is one of the most difficult areas of family law in the state of California. Because of the personal nature of these types of crimes, the charge of domestic violence is often fiercely argued in court. If you are being charged with domestic violence under California law, you will want to retain the services of a qualified attorney right away. Peter Flanagan is experienced in California courtrooms and will fight hard for your rights.
Most people think that domestic violence has to be between a man and woman that are in a romantic relationship, but that is not the case. In fact, there are many different relationships that can qualify for charges of domestic violence.
- Same-sex couples
- Family members such as sisters, brothers, etc.
- Any people who currently live, or have previously lived, together
Domestic violence is essentially assault on a person with which you have a close personal relationship. These are serious charges that can come with jail time, fines, probation, and other punishments if convicted. Risking defending yourself against domestic violence charges is simply not an option. The evidence is an domestic violence case is often circumstantial, so a smart defense strategy can mean the difference between conviction and acquittal.
Call our office right away if you are being charged with domestic violence, or know someone who is. We will offer you a free consultation when you call, and discuss the details of the case with you. Don’t waste any time that could be spent putting together a quality defense – we look forward to your call.