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North County Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers


Protecting Your Freedom and Your Reputation

Domestic violence charges may be the result of a misunderstanding or an argument that leads to a 911 call. It can also result from false allegations made by someone who has an axe to grind. Once charges have been filed, the suspect is facing jail time, loss of employment, thousands of dollars in fines, and a rash of additional negative consequences.

Aggressive prosecutors will often try to make an example of defendants in domestic violence cases, no matter what the facts say. To protect your rights and your freedom, it’s crucial to have an experienced criminal defense attorney in North County by your side throughout the legal process.

Super Lawyers has recognized jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys for providing superior legal services to our clients. We’ll investigate the incident that triggered the charges against you and do everything we can to get them dismissed.

Call (760) 630-2000 to learn more today.

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Being Charged with Domestic Abuse in North County

Police don’t require physical evidence to charge someone with domestic violence. Allegations made after a 911 call are usually enough to convince police to make an arrest. And the person who makes the original call is frequently assumed to be the victim.

When conversation gets overheated, any physical contact can be construed as domestic violence. And once charges have been filed, the alleged victim cannot dismiss them.

In many cases, domestic violence charges are completely fabricated by someone who has a personal grievance against the suspect. This may include a person who is:

  • Jealous
  • Seeking revenge
  • Involved in a custody dispute
  • Upset about child support payments
  • Resentful over the break-up of a relationship

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What Is Domestic Violence in California?

You don’t have to be currently living with someone to be charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence statutes may include people in the following types of relationships:

  • Current or former spouse
  • The parent of your child
  • Current or former live-in partner
  • Someone you are currently or were formerly dating
  • Someone you are currently or were formerly engaged to

Assault is the act of inflicting physical harm or unwanted physical contact with another person. Battery includes unwanted contact with a person or their belongings. For example, breaking a person’s windshield could be charged as battery.

Under California law, there are several offenses that may lead to charges of domestic abuse, including:

  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Criminal threats
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Stalking

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Penalties for Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is considered a wobbler offense in California because it could be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony depending upon the circumstances. No matter what type of charges the district attorney chooses to file, you’ll could suffer stringent criminal penalties and other serious consequences that may include:

  • Five or more years in jail
  • Mandatory classes
  • Mandatory counseling
  • A restraining order
  • Loss of visitation
  • Probation
  • Heavy fines
  • Revocation of your gun rights
  • The end of a military career
  • Immigration problems
  • Loss of a teaching, legal, or other professional license

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Defending Clients Against Domestic Violence Charges

James N. Dicks has been working in the San Diego County criminal justice system for over 30 years. Our team at jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys will find the best line of defense to protect your freedom, your career, and your reputation.

We have used the following strategies to successfully defend clients who were accused of domestic violence:

  • Self-defense
  • Lack of evidence
  • False accusations
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Proof of alibi
  • Exculpating forensic evidence
  • Unreliable prosecution witnesses
  • The defendant’s rights were violated by police

jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys has a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo. Call (760) 630-2000 to schedule a FREE consultation today.

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