You may find that a heated argument with your significant other can quickly escalate into a domestic violence arrest for one or both of you. Often, one member of the couple will call the police in anger, hoping that the presence of law enforcement will get the other party to calm down or leave the premises. They are frequently surprised to find out that if law enforcement is called, someone is almost always getting arrested and charged with Domestic Violence.
Domestic Violence charges are extremely serious and usually result in a restraining order being issued. This order can prevent the accused from staying in their home or even of being in the presence of their children.
Once the dust has settled, the complaining party sometimes wishes to recant their story and “not press charges”. This is not an option as it is the District Attorney’s decision whether or not to file charges against you. The alleged victim has a right to obtain their own attorney, called Marcy’s Counsel, who will help them navigate the matter and support them should they decide not to testify.
You will be faced with arrest, jail, bail, restraining orders preventing you from living in your home or possibly seeing your children. Let Dolan Law Offices advocate for you during this stressful time. We understand how the process works and can provide direction for you through it. You may find that you need counseling, anger management or substance abuse treatment. We have many resources in all of these areas to provide support for you.
Even when there has been no physical injury, do not assume that you can handle a Domestic Violence charge without the help of a skilled attorney with a great deal of expertise in this. Dolan Law Offices knows how to defend you against all types of Domestic Violence charges. Once charged, the prosecutor will use every tool in their arsenal to convict you. Make sure you have the right legal team to protect your rights.
We will listen carefully to your concerns, review your case, and offer advice based on many years of experience. John Patrick Dolan understands California’s complex criminal defense laws including white-collar crimes, DUI, domestic violence, sexual assault charges, and violent & serious felonies. At the Dolan Law Offices, we provide the experience you need to help you fight for your rights and best interests. Call us at (760) 775-3739 or contact us online as soon as possible.