Police officers in California take any accusation of domestic violence or abuse very seriously, and are required to arrest a husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend, if one or the other has any visible injury on them (no matter how slight). While domestic violence is an unfortunate reality, many men and women are wrongfully accused of it, particularly in the midst of difficult family situations like divorce or custody battles. The potential negative consequences of a domestic violence conviction are great. For example, a conviction for domestic violence almost always requires a mandatory 52 week long class, an order to stay away from the victim, and weapons restrictions. It can also affect a divorce or child custody case.
You may not be able to dictate the outcome of a domestic violence allegation, but with skilled legal guidance, you can take control of your defense and fight the charges. When your family and reputation lie in the balance, please call Robbi A. Cook for a free consultation at 510-208-5051.