Domestic Violence Lawyer Orange County
Have you been arrested or charged with a domestic violence offense? Ordinarily, this is a misunderstanding but requires immediate intervention from a reputable and experienced Orange County domestic violence lawyer. Just because you were arrested does mean you have to appear before a judge and unfortunately become a member of the criminal justice system. Our office takes direct and immediate steps to deflect the case at its inception so that it never reaches the inside of a courtroom. Let our office help you avoid the social stigma of forever being labeled as a domestic abuser. Just because you were arrest does not mean you’re guilty of any crime.
Overview of Domestic Violence
California has a history of the toughest laws against domestic violence in the United States. And certain revisions in the law are growing to increase the penalties for those who stand convicted. A sentence typically includes a years-worth of anger management, domestic violence counseling, and even jail time. Because of the life changing consequences, retaining the right domestic violence attorney can be one of the most important decision you make.
In addition, the government holds the absolute power to drop the charges against you despite the alleged victim being desirous “not to press charges.” Domestic violence charges can result even if the alleged victim does not have any visible signs of injury. Accordingly, just an arrest can make a person apart of the system and undergo the unfortunate process of appearing before a judge facing a potential jail sentence.
- Restraining Order Violation – Penal Code 273.6 PC
- Domestic Battery – Penal Code 243(e)(1) PC
- Child Endangerment – Penal Code 273a PC
- Criminal Threats – Penal Code 422(a) PC
- Corporal Injury – Penal Code 273.5(a) PC
- Elder Abuse – Penal Code 368 PC
- Stalking – Penal Code 646.9 PC
Defenses to California Domestic Violence Charges
Self-Defense: If you were acting in self-defense to prevent unreasonable risk of injury or death, then you are not guilty under these crimes. Self-defense is applicable to any person regardless of the purported victim’s sex or size. Furthermore, the law provides that no person must retreat when faced with a threat of force, and a defendant can freely stand their ground to defend themselves or others from harm.
Accident: Domestic violence offenses require you to act with a specific purpose. If the incident leading to your arrest was done on accident or the product of misfortune, then you are not guilty.
Falsely Accused: False accusations are common and often motivated by financial gain, child custody, or simply revenge. Its unfortunately common for a party to fabricate charges and manipulate the criminal justice system against an innocent person. Our domestic violence attorney’s do not tolerate this conduct are we are prepared to defend anyone who is being held liable under these circumstances.
Contact an Experienced Orange County Domestic Violence Lawyer
Every domestic violence case is different and the circumstance can make you feel alienated in the pursuit of addressing this matter. Contacting an experienced Orange County domestic violence lawyer at the Law Offices of John D. Rogers will provide you with reassuring counsel so that you never feel alone in your situation. Give us a call for a free confidential consultation and allow is to help you with your domestic violence case so you can get your life back on track. Never accept the fact that you’re guilty because you’ve been arrested. Schedule a consultation with us and speak with an attorney.
Law Offices of John D. Rogers
4000 MacArthur Blvd.
East Tower Suite 615
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Toll Free: (877) 888-9820