Long Beach Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Domestic violence charges are serious. If convicted, you could serve time in prison or jail, pay expensive fines, adhere to a restraining order, go to classes, and stay on probation for years to come. Now that you’ve been arrested, you’re worried about what lies ahead. You feel like you don’t have any options, but you know that your future is possibly in jeopardy.
Don’t fret, because we are here to assist you. If you have been charged with domestic violence and need defense representation, get in touch with the Long Beach domestic violence lawyers at the Law Office of Robin D. Perry & Associates. For twenty-five years, we’ve handled domestic violence cases first as a Deputy District Attorney and now as defense counsel been representing clients in Long Beach and Los Angeles. You can call us at 562-216-2944 for your free consultation. Contact us any time and we’ll develop a comprehensive defense strategy to address the charges.
Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges Throughout Los Angeles
Domestic violence includes kicking, punching, slapping, shoving, and other forms of physical abuse, along with emotional, psychological, sexual, and economic abuse. Other forms of domestic violence include stalking, cyberstalking, and threats. Violence or abuse towards your spouse, a partner you are not married to, a family member, your children, or anyone else who lives in your house with you could qualify as domestic abuse.
In California, domestic violence could result in a misdemeanor or felony charge depending on what type of abuse occurred. A misdemeanor conviction could result in up to one year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine, and a felony conviction could result in up to three years in jail and a $10,000 fine. Additionally, you may have to attend domestic violence classes.
Defenses for Domestic Violence Charges
There are defenses for domestic violence charges that may be applicable to your case. Keep in mind that the burden of proof on the prosecutor is high: They have to proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed an act of domestic violence. Many times these cases are based on “he said, she said,” and it can be very difficult to demonstrate that a defendant is indeed guilty of a crime.
Therefore, your first line of defense would be to show that there is a lack of evidence. Additionally, if you have evidence to back up your side of the story, such as witness statements that prove you were somewhere else when the alleged incident occurred, or time stamped cards from your employer showing you were at work at the time, then that will make your case even stronger. Perhaps your partner sent you threatening or vindictive text messages that would implicate them or prove that they are lying as well. If you can show that they are lying about what happened, then your case could potentially be dropped altogether.
Another defense is that there was police misconduct. They might have entered your place of residence without a warrant or maybe they didn’t read you your Miranda rights, which detail how you have the right to remain silent. There are other ways to defend yourself against these charges, too – but you’ll need to get in touch with a Long Beach domestic violence lawyer to learn more.
Why Hire a Long Beach Domestic Violence Lawyer?
An experienced Long Beach domestic violence lawyer will be able to provide you guidance on your defense as well as determine your best strategy for your case. They will hear you out on what happened and then ask if you have any evidence to back up your side of the story. They will also go over every single detail of your arrest and determine whether any misconduct occurred.
Your lawyer will then tell you what to expect based on the evidence and their prior experience with domestic violence cases. You will both come to an agreement on whether or not your lawyer will attempt to negotiate with the prosecutor in a plea deal to get your charges reduced or dropped, or if you’ll take your case to court. Usually, a plea deal is a better solution because it’s less risky and you might end up serving less time in prison or jail, paying smaller fines, or not having to do either. Your lawyer could work out a deal where you attend domestic violence classes instead, for instance.
However, you won’t know what the best legal tactic is until you reach out to a Long Beach domestic violence lawyer. They will fight for you so you have the best chance possible of experiencing a favorable outcome in your case.
Contact Us Now
If you’re facing domestic violence charges, then the Los Angeles and Long Beach domestic violence lawyers at the Law Office of Robin D. Perry & Associates can help you. You can call us at 562-216-2944 or contact us on our website. We look forward to being in touch with you and determining how we can move forward with your case.