Ventura Domestic Violence Attorney
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If you have been accused of domestic violence, you face the prospect of very serious consequences if you are convicted. Although penalties and charges will be based upon the unique factors of your case - including if there were any injuries or prior convictions - they are often severe and have the ability to threaten your freedom and future.
At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, our Ventura domestic violence lawyers have experience in fighting on behalf of clients charged with domestic violence. We are familiar with these charges, and we know how to create strong defenses that protect our clients' rights, freedoms, and futures.
Serious Charges, Serious Penalties
Domestic violence encompasses a number of unique charges that generally involve physical violence, threatened violence, or abuse against family members, spouses, cohabitants, and others involved in domestic relationships. Examples of domestic violence offenses in California include:
- Corporal injury on a spouse, cohabitant, or fellow partner) (PC 273.5)
- Domestic battery (PC 243(e)(1))
- Violating a restraining or protective order (PC 273.6)
- Criminal threats (PC 422)
- Child abuse & child endangerment
- Elder abuse
Depending on the specific facts of a case, individuals charged with a domestic violence offense can be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony. Both charges carry stiff penalties, including terms of imprisonment, fines and fees, court ordered counseling, community service, and more. Society takes domestic violence very seriously, and the criminal justice system imposes serious penalties for those who are convicted.
Accused of Domestic Violence? Retain Legal Advocacy Today.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, whether you were wrongfully accused or not, it is urgent you get in touch with our Ventura domestic violence lawyers at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP right away. At our firm, we know such charges can significantly alter the course of your future, and that is why we stand ready to put our experienced legal defense on your side of the courtroom. When you entrust your case with our team, we will gather ample evidence and work diligently to have your charges dismissed or reduced.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with our team. Call our Ventura domestic violence lawyers today, and let our team stand by your side. We can provide you with a free case review.