Domestic Violence

Have you or someone you love been arrested for assault and battery? Has a spouse, lover or cohabitant accused you of domestic violence or spousal abuse? Have you been served with a restraining order? Today’s political and psychological climate clearly works against those accused with a crime of violence. In the minds of the police, prosecutors and the public, you are all but “guilty until proven innocent.”

Criminal Law Specialist John Patrick Dolan Protects Your Rights
If you or someone you love has been charged with assault, domestic violence or spousal abuse, Dolan Law Offices can help you.

John Patrick Dolan is a Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist with more than 40 years of experience handling cases in felony and municipal courts. He is a life member of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and a member of the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers. He will make sure your legal rights are protected and fight for you in court.

Domestic Violence (CPC Section 273.5)/Spousal Assault Has Serious Consequences

Domestic violence laws apply equally to heterosexual and to gay or lesbian same-sex relationships. As a rule, police arrest the accused for felony domestic assault, prohibiting a suspect’s release on their own recognizance, regardless of whether the prosecutor ultimately files the charges as a felony or misdemeanor.

The District Attorney and City Attorney aggressively prosecute all reported incidents of violence in the home, whether or not the alleged victim refuses to press charges or denies their initial accusations. Prosecutors will not drop or reduce domestic violence charges even when the alleged victim requests that they do so or refuses to testify in court.

The penalties for domestic violence are severe and include probation, anger management, batterers’ treatment counseling programs and jail or prison. Even if you are released on bail, you may be ordered not to return to your home and to stay away from your partner and/or your family. A conviction for assault or domestic violence can affect your rights to see your children, affect your property rights, and seriously affect your immigration status or result in deportation.

Contact Dolan Law Offices

Don’t be victimized by an assault or a domestic abuse charge. If you or someone you know has been arrested for assault or domestic violence, criminal defense attorney John Patrick Dolan can help. As a Criminal Law Specialist and a domestic violence attorney, John Patrick Dolan has the experience that counts in court.

Contact Dolan Law Offices today at 760-775-3739 or 562-824-4007 to discuss your situation. We guarantee our efforts to fight for the best possible outcome in your domestic violence case.