A domestic violence charge in the Bay Area (San Jose, Sunnyvale, San Francisco) and the state of California is very serious and if led to a conviction, can have major ramifications with child custody disputes, future or current employment, landlords, and other important facets of one’s life.
When law enforcement comes out to a domestic disturbance call, they are not there to become “peacemakers.” They can and will arrest one or more parties, particularly if there are signs of physical abuse.
California laws enfore a strict “no drop” policy, meaning that an alleged victim cannot drop charges, even if they change their mind in the future.
For those who are facing domestic violence charges, you will need effective legal representation to defend you in your case. A domestic violence complaint can be very complex and many times, witness statements are a “he-said, she-said” scenario.
There are many possible outcomes associated with domestic violence charges, but time is of the essence. If you or a loved one are facing a domestic violence charge in the Bay Area and need assistance, please contact our law office for a free and confidential 35-minute phone consultation.