Placer County Domestic Violence Lawyer
Staunch Defense from Leupp & Woodall
Domestic violence is an assault, battery, criminal threat, or other crime committed against someone who has a particular relationship with you, most commonly a spouse or someone with whom you have a dating relationship. California courts take domestic violence charges very seriously and often have a special unit within the district attorney’s office dedicated to prosecuting these cases.
Prosecutors will often proceed with the case even if the accuser changes their story or decides not to press charges. Regardless of what happened, it is essential that a skilled Placer County domestic violence lawyer present your side of the story to the court. At Leupp & Woodall, our decades of experience have taught us that the earlier we begin to work on a case, the better. We may even be able to make a persuasive case to prosecutors before they file charges.
A domestic violence conviction can sever relationships with those you love most. For a vigorous defense, contact us at (530) 836-5062 today.
What Happens After a Domestic Violence Arrest
When the authorities arrest you for suspicion of domestic violence, a series of events is put in motion. An immediate protective order may be issued forbidding you to contact or go near the victim. This could result in you not being able to return home or have access to your clothes, car, or other personal belongings until the court can review the temporary protective order.
The state may set the initial bail very high, but a skilled Placer County defense attorney can help convince the judge that you will make all court appearances and comply with court orders, getting bail reduced or eliminated. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, people sometimes face false accusations of domestic violence. Police may misinterpret a situation, your partner may make a false allegation, there may have been an accident, or perhaps you acted in self-defense.