Santa Barbara Domestic Violence Lawyer
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Domestic violence is a term that can refer to a number of different charges - all of which involving the following elements:
- Abuse or violence (physical or threatened);
- Between individuals in domestic relationship; including:
- Spouses, cohabitants, parents, relatives
California takes domestic violence allegations very seriously, and has a strict protocol for officers responding to domestic violence calls. Once the police arrive on the scene, there is a strong likelihood that someone will be arrested. The future of anyone arrested for uttering a threat in the heat of the moment or causing physical injury, even accidentally, is at risk. Ultimately, it is up to the prosecutor in the case whether to proceed with prosecution or not.
Even a firm statement from the alleged victim later that there was no threat or physical attack may not be sufficient to prevent charges. If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic violence, your best chances for a successful defense will come from the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer.
Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP serves clients throughout
Santa Barbara County & Southern California.
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