Domestic violence seems to be a popular subject for the media. People arrested are often deemed guilty by the press and the public before all the facts are known. In fact, there are defenses to the charges and many are wrongfully accused.
I am a Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar Of California Board of Legal Specialization in my own private practice at the Law Offices of Stanley R. Switzer. I have 25 years of experience defending those who have been charged with domestic violence. The person charged must have a special relationship with the person he or she is charged with attacking. Examples are:
- Current or ex-spouse.
- Living together or having lived together in the past.
- Involved in a dating relationship.
- Have a child together.
- Expect to be having a child together.
If you are convicted of domestic violence, the consequences are life-changing. You may be forced to move out of your home and have no contact with your family. If you are a parent, you may lose custody of your children and be denied visitation. You may be sent to prison for a long time and have to pay a hefty fine. Even if you avoid prison time, you may lose your job.
You may be ordered to participate in anger management classes whether you are behind bars or allowed to continue living in the community. Extensive rehabilitation may be required.
If arrested, exercise your right to remain silent. Do not speak to law enforcement officers without an attorney present. Contact me at my law office as soon as possible and I will assist you in your defense.