Riverside Domestic Violence Attorney
Have you been charged with domestic violence?
Domestic violence is a terrible thing, but so is being accused of domestic
violence when you are innocent or there were mitigating factors in the
case. In many domestic abuse cases, the person accused may be acting in
self defense. Additionally, it is not always the man who instigates the
fight or who is the aggressor. According to a recent study by the Department
of Justice and the Center for Disease control, 25 to 35% of domestic violence
victims are men. When a family altercation becomes heated, both individuals
can be the aggressor at different points in the dispute, and both may
The state of California takes domestic abuse matters very seriously, and
zealously prosecutes these types of cases. If you have been accused of
domestic abuse you should not try to speak with your accuser, as this
is likely to make matters worse. The best thing to do is to contact an
experienced Riverside criminal defense lawyer from Grech & Packer,
who have represented hundreds of domestic violence cases. We are highly
skilled in working with clients who have been accused of
violent crimes, such as domestic abuse,
assault, and child molestation. When there are false allegations made, you need
a legal advocate who has the expertise to be able to point out the inconsistencies
and falsehoods in the prosecution's case.
Penalties for Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence offenses may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a
felony depending upon the circumstance of the alleged crime. If serious
injuries occurred, there is a good likelihood that you will be charged
with a felony. If there were minor injuries, or if only threats were made,
it is more likely that you may be charged with a misdemeanor. If you are
convicted, you may be facing:
- Jail time
- Harsh fines
- Community service
- Not being able to have contact with your children
- Having to move out of your home
- A criminal record
We will use our many years of experience to minimize any jail time you
may be facing, and, if possible, have your charges reduced or dismissed.
We give you our commitment to pursue the best possible outcome in your case.
Contact a Riverside Domestic Violence Attorney
today if you have been accused of a domestic violence related offense.