Crimes of Domestic Violence
In California, it is a crime to harm, or threaten to harm, an intimate partner. A domestic violence conviction in the state of California can bring you penalties of jail time, mandatory participation in domestic violence classes, payment of fines, payment of victim restitution, a restraining or protective order being filed against you, loss of custody rights, loss of gun rights in the state, a permanent criminal record, and immigration consequences if you are not a citizen of the U.S. Should you be confronted with a domestic violence charge in the Oakland area, contact our proficient criminal defense team at California Law Firm. Possible defenses that we can use to defend you against domestic violence charges include that the incident was an accident, that the victim’s injuries did not result from your actions, that you acted in self-defense or in defense of another person, and that the victim has falsely accused you. No matter what the domestic violence charge against you, we can help to reach an outcome in your case that is advantageous for you.