Placer and Nevada County Domestic Violence Lawyer
Providing Staunch Defense in Auburn, CA
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.
Examples of Domestic Violence Include:
- Criminal Threat
Domestic Violence is a crime committed against someone who has a particular relationship with you, such as a spouse or someone with whom you have a dating relationship.
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, Attorney Woodall's decades of experience has taught him that the earlier he begins to work on a case, the better. He 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.
Penalties for Domestic Violence
If you are convicted of domestic violence, you could be facing serious penalties.
Depending on the severity of your charges, the possible penalties you could face are:
- Battery Section 243(e)(1) - $2,000 fine and/or imprisonment in jail for up to a year
- Battery Section 243(d) – A restraining order and/or 1-year imprisonment in jail or 2-4 years in prison
- Felony conviction Section 273.5 – $6,000 fine, 1-year imprisonment in jail or 2-4 years in prison
While these penalties are steep, it is important to remember that there are possible defenses. One possible defense is that the situation was an act of self-defense. If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is important that you speak with our Auburn domestic violence attorney right away to start discussing your defense.
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 Auburn 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.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, the time to explore your defense options is now. Contact our Auburn domestic violence lawyer to request a free initial case evaluation now.