Domestic Violence Lawyer
If you have been accused of domestic violence, contact an attorney right away as a conviction can result in life-altering consequences.
The Dadvocates are the only law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of fathers and men.
Learn how our domestic violence lawyers in California can help defend your rights and freedoms.
We Are Here For You 24/7
We know the importance of acting swiftly in a domestic violence case. That is why our domestic violence lawyers are here for you on weekends and after hours.
We Can Help How Our Domestic Violence Lawyers Can Prevent a Conviction
Urgent Legal Guidance
We understand the urgency of a domestic violence case. Our lawyers are available after hours and on weekends so we can begin the process right away and stay proactive throughout the case.
The consequences of being charged with domestic violence are too great a risk to not have a seasoned professional at your side. Our lawyers work tirelessly to protect your rights and your freedoms.
Build Your Case
We take the time to learn the details of your case so we can build a strong legal strategy that will result in the best outcome. We will advise you on when a plea is or is not worth taking.
We will thoroughly investigate your case and gather evidence to support you. Collecting these resources is crucial in getting your charges dropped or reduced.
Handle Your Case
A domestic violence charge can be overwhelming. The emotional and mental stress it causes for you and your family may make it hard for you to focus on the logistics of the case. Our attorneys are there with you every step of the way to handle all aspects of your domestic violence case to provide a successful outcome.
Time Is Crucial
Don't Hesitate To Call Our Law Firm
You can't wait to hire an attorney when you are facing jail time, loss of rights, and loss of child custody. You need someone with you from start to finish to guide you in the process of building a successful case. Our domestic violence attorneys are available to you 24/7. Contact our office for more information.
How California Defines Abuse and Domestic Violence
"'Abuse' means intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, or placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to himself or herself, or another. 'Domestic violence' means abuse committed against an adult or a minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship."
What Is a Wobbler Offense?
A wobbler offense means your charge could be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the severity of the injuries inflicted, the circumstances surrounding your offense, and your criminal history. Having an attorney at your side will better your chances of being charged with a misdemeanor or having the charges dropped altogether.
We Support Fathers
Protecting Your Rights as a Man and a Dad
Our firm has a proven success rate in helping men and dads. Our attorneys understand that men have historically faced insurmountable disadvantages in family law and criminal cases. At The Dadvocates, it is our goal to educate the court about the truth of your case and to divest the other party from using sexist stereotypes to win. We strive for the wellbeing of the children involved, and to us, that means as much time with Dad as possible. If you have been accused of domestic violence, contact or call The Dadvocates for more information.
When The Police Are Called?
If the police are called for a domestic violence allegation, they will gather evidence before making a decision on if there needs to be an arrest. They will typically talk to both parties while keeping in mind mannerisms and tone. They will also assess the scene for any damage or any visible injuries on the reported victim. If by the end of their assessment they believe someone is unsafe to stay in the situation, they will make an arrest.
What Should You Do If the Police Are Called?
If the police are called to your house due to a domestic violence allegation, it is important to remember they will not only be assessing the scene but your actions as well.
"Always remain respectful and calm if the police are called."
What Puts Me at Risk Of More Severe Charges?
Long-term abuse means there are police records and evidence showing other incidents of abuse. Unlike an isolated incident, long-term abuse typically results in more severe charges. If this is the case, we may advise you to take a plea deal to lessen your penalties. However, if it is just an isolated incident, we have a better chance of getting the charges dropped.
Violation of a Restraining Order
You must follow the rules under your restraining order. Violation of these rules can result in an additional charge and make the penalties of your domestic violence case more severe.
Type of Abuse
A misdemeanor domestic abuse charge for someone who does not have a criminal record of abuse has a greater chance of getting the charges completely dropped. In comparison, someone who has a felony domestic abuse charge faces more serious punishments. Our attorneys do not shy away from tough cases. We will guide you through the process to ensure you are well informed about your best options.
A Legal Team You Can Trust
We provide tough yet compassionate counsel to those facing both minor and serious criminal charges. We understand this is an incredibly difficult time in your life and we want to be there to help you, which is why we are honest about the proceedings of your case. We want you to be informed throughout the entire case. We don't sugarcoat the good, bad, or the ugly, which allows us to give you real advice.
We strive to protect our clients’ best interests. Contact our office to request a consultation with our domestic violence lawyers.
How Common Are Domestic Violence Calls In The State of California?
Domestic Violence Laws and Immigration Conviction to Deportation
This requires you to leave the country for some time but does not necessarily mean you cannot return or reapply for a visa. Most domestic violence cases result in optional deportation.
You will be deported if your domestic violence conviction is considered an aggravated felony.
Inadmissable to the U.S.
This is the most serious charge of the three. It prevents you from legally re-entering the U.S., becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen, or becoming a legal, permanent resident or green card holder.
Will I Get a Hearing Before I Am Deported?
Green card and visa holders have the right to a hearing before getting deported. In addition, they can also appeal the original decision of deportation. People in the country unlawfully can be forcibly removed and have no right to a hearing.
Dealing With Domestic Violence Claims During a Divorce? Call Our Attorneys
Our attorneys understand the heavy burden placed on men in divorce can feel like a legal punishment after striving to be a good husband, father, and provider. We will make sure your side of the story is heard when a partner claims domestic violence during a divorce.
Contact or call our domestic violence attorneys if you are going through a heated divorce where your reputation is now on the line.
I'm Not Guilty Why Should I Worry?
There are many innocent people wrongfully accused and convicted. Don't think you will be able to successfully navigate the complexities of the legal system alone, especially with charges as serious as domestic violence. Your rights, freedom, and children's lives are all at risk of being seriously altered. Reach out to The Dadvocates to see how our domestic violence lawyers can help protect you and your children's lives.