San Diego Domestic Assault Lawyer
Domestic Disturbance Attorney
It is one thing to be charged with an offense related to domestic disturbance. It is quite another to be charged with a felony for domestic assault on your spouse, child or someone else with whom you share a relationship. Domestic assault charges in Southern California are nearly always charged as a felony. Under the state’s ‘ three-strike‘ laws, that means you face a long prison sentence if you have prior convictions.
Why Were You Charged?
If the police were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance and find evidence of assault or battery, they have no choice but to make an arrest, even when the victim does not want to press charges. Police are under orders to eliminate the threat of further violence. The only way to do that is to remove one of the perpetrators and take him or her to the police station. The matter is taken out of the hands of the victim and put under the responsibility of the local prosecutor.
A Domestic Assault Charge On Your Record
Domestic assault is a crime of violence, the same as any assault charge. A conviction on your record could identify you as a violent criminal for the rest of your life. If sexual assault is included in the charge, you face registration on the California sex offender registry. One of the most important strategies your defense attorney can employ is to do everything it takes to have your charges reduced to a misdemeanor domestic disturbance charge.
Will You Go to Jail?
If this is your first offense for domestic assault or domestic violence, there may be an education program that you can be placed in, rather than jail time. Upon successful completion, your conviction will be dismissed and your record cleared.
Talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Office- of Vikas Bajaj to arrange a consultation about your domestic assault charges in Southern California. You can call anytime and we are available to meet with you at the police station, if you can’t come to our offices.
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Contact the Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC, for a free consultation with an experienced San Diego domestic assault attorney dedicated to your rights and focused on achieving optimal results in your case.