What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence refers to violent acts committed against a family member, such as a spouse, partner, child, or parent. The family member does not necessarily have to live in the same household.
Anybody in a romantic relationship can be a victim, whether the parties involved are married, living together, or simply dating. Same-sex and heterosexual couples are equally at risk for a domestic violence accusation.
When Do Domestic Abuse Arrests Occur?
Domestic violence arrests are typically made when a neighbor or bystander makes a call to the police. These charges can also be used as leverage in family law proceedings. It is important that your Sacramento domestic violence defense lawyer takes the time to investigate your unique situation in order to build an aggressive case that protects your rights.
If you or a loved one is facing domestic violence charges, act now to get defense from a domestic violence attorney in Sacramento, CA.
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Aggressive Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence is often defined as a separate crime from assault and battery. This means that someone who physically harmed their child or partner may be charged with domestic violence.
The charges will vary based on:
- The victim's injuries
- If a restraining order was violated
- If a minor was present
The sentences for crimes of this nature can be harsh. Jail time, restraining orders, mandatory counseling, and more may be required and can permanently affect your reputation. Call Gonzales Law Office at (916) 318-5177 immediately to fight the charges against you with the help of an experienced Sacramento criminal defense attorney.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Domestic Violence in California?
The statute of limitations for domestic violence charges in California is three years.
Accused of Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence often results from emotional situations. If you're facing charges, let the domestic violence attorneys at the Law Office of Jonathan Gonzales help you win your case. These types of cases can be complex, but there are defenses that can be used to clear your name of any charges.
Sacramento domestic violence defense lawyer Jonathan Gonzales was undefeated in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for jury trials and has experience with thousands of cases, including those involving felony domestic violence. In one case, the client was facing four felony domestic violence charges. The day before trial, all felonies were dismissed. The client pleaded to a misdemeanor and served no jail time.
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