Take Back Your Future After A Domestic Violence Arrest
Being charged with a crime of domestic violence is a serious occurrence that may result from allegations of:
- Physically hurting or trying to hurt someone, intentionally or recklessly
- Sexual assault
- Making someone reasonably afraid through threats to harm them
- Harassing, stalking, threatening or hitting someone
- Disturbing someone’s peace
- Destroying someone’s personal property.
Penalties in case of a conviction may include time in jail or prison, a ban from using firearms and mandatory restitution of losses.
Accusations of domestic violence are common during divorce and child custody disputes. It is common for one partner to bring allegations to make the defendant look bad, regardless of what actually happened.
An accuser often files a restraining order around the time of a domestic violence arrest. A restraining order may compel you to:
- Move out of your home (if you and the accuser live together)
- Give up contact with your children
- Give up your possession of any firearms that you may have (and do not acquire more)
- Stay away from the accuser’s place of work
- Refrain from having any contact with the accuser
Even before your criminal case moves forward, you will need a strong advocate to pursue release of the restraining order.
As a first step in your criminal case, you may need to be bailed out of jail. You will then need to prepare for hearings before a prosecutor, judge and/or jury.
Through all aspects of your domestic violence case, Griswold LaSalle Cobb Dowd & Gin LLP can be a valuable resource and strong advocate for you if you live or were accused in the San Joaquin Valley in or near Hanford, California. Since 1945, our firm has accumulated a strong track record. With a combined total of 200 years of experience, our attorneys are available to guide you through an aggressive defense.
What If The Person Who Alleged Harm Asks To Have Your Charges Dropped?
Your spouse, domestic partner, dating partner or close family member who accused you of domestic violence may recant and ask officials to drop the case. However, such a request will not likely put an end to your domestic violence charges or charges of:
- Spousal assault
- Domestic battery
- Child abuse
- Elder abuse
Over many decades, our law firm has built a reputation for getting results. Our defense lawyers are well-equipped to represent you vigorously before a prosecutor, judge or jury. Ideally, a favorable result in the criminal matter should leave you with no criminal record. That is always our goal for our clients.