In the state of California, domestic violence can either be charged as a misdemeanor or as a felony, depending upon the circumstances. When domestic battery is charged as a felony, a conviction can come with potential jail time and other penalties. A felony conviction for domestic violence, under certain circumstances, could also count as a strike under the state’s three strikes law.
San Bernardino or Riverside Felony Domestic Violence Charges
At Greenberg, Greenberg & Kenyon, we offer more than 50 years of combined experience in the criminal justice system. Our San Bernardino and Riverside domestic violence defense attorneys are former deputy district attorneys who have a thorough understanding of domestic violence laws in the state of California. Contact our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Experienced Domestic Abuse Defense in San Bernardino and Riverside
After a domestic abuse call, an alleged abuser will often get removed from the home, taken to jail, and served with a restraining order. The alleged victim of the abuse is also able to file a restraining order that will prohibit any any contact whatsoever and may even address issues of custody and support.
Domestic abuse and violations of a restraining order are both serious criminal offenses that may result in an arrest and potential criminal penalties, along with a mark on your criminal record.
Domestic violence cases often proceed to trial. However, we are skilled negotiators, and we will make every attempt to get your charges reduced or dismissed. In many cases, we can settle your case in San Bernardino or Riverside with the district attorney and avoid any jail time. If we are unable to resolve your case prior to trial, we will vigorously defend your case before a jury to keep you out of jail.
Contact a Felony Domestic Violence Attorney in California
During your free initial consultation, we will provide a frank assessment of your case, inform you of the potential outcomes, and explain how we can successfully defend your rights. Contact our San Bernardino and Riverside law firm today to discuss your circumstances with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.