Domestic Violence

Tustin Domestic Violence Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges in California

Domestic violence is one of the most commonly charged crimes in California. Criminal charges often result from false allegations of anger, jealousy, or a desire for revenge against the accused. Many of the accused are innocent and never committed this crime in the first place. At Law Offices of Visco & Selyem, our domestic violence defense lawyers are former prosecutors with decades of criminal law experience. We can leverage our experience and insight to help you protect your rights, reputation, and future. 

Call the Law Offices of Visco & Selyem today at (714) 908-9080 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our domestic violence attorney in Tustin!

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence encompasses a spectrum of abusive behaviors occurring within intimate relationships or households, which aim to exert power and control over another individual. This abusive conduct can manifest in various forms:

  • Physical violence, including hitting, shoving, or restraining
  • Emotional abuse, such as verbal threats, manipulation, or intimidation
  • Sexual coercion or assault
  • Financial control or exploitation
  • Psychological abuse, including gaslighting, humiliation, or isolation

Recognizing the profound impact of domestic violence on victims and families, it is imperative to seek legal counsel promptly when facing such allegations.

What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in California?

In California, the legal system takes domestic violence seriously, imposing significant penalties upon conviction. These penalties may include:

  • Incarceration: Offenders may face imprisonment, ranging from months to years, depending on the severity of the offense.
  • Monetary fines: Courts may impose fines, alongside other financial obligations, as part of the sentencing.
  • Mandatory counseling or intervention programs: Individuals convicted of domestic violence may be required to undergo counseling or intervention programs to address underlying issues.
  • Probation or parole: In some cases, offenders may be placed on probation or parole, subject to specific conditions and restrictions.
  • Protective orders: Courts may issue restraining orders to protect victims from further harm, restricting contact or proximity between parties.
  • Loss of custody or visitation rights: A domestic violence conviction may impact child custody or visitation arrangements, with courts prioritizing the safety and well-being of children.

Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges

When confronting domestic violence charges, it is essential to explore potential defenses to protect one's rights and interests. Some common defenses include:

  • Self-defense: Asserting that the actions taken were necessary to protect oneself or others from imminent harm.
  • False allegations: Challenging the credibility of accusations, particularly in cases involving fabricated or exaggerated claims.
  • Insufficient evidence: Contesting the prosecution's evidence and arguments to demonstrate reasonable doubt regarding guilt.
  • Consent: Arguing that the alleged conduct was consensual and did not constitute domestic violence under the law.

Why Choose Our Domestic Violence Lawyer? 

  • Extensive experience: Our attorneys have years of experience handling domestic violence cases.
  • Strategic defense: We will thoroughly investigate your case, analyze the evidence against you, and develop a strategic defense strategy tailored to your specific situation.
  • Strong negotiation skills: Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and will work to negotiate with the prosecution to have your charges potentially reduced or dismissed.
  • Courtroom expertise: If your case goes to trial, our attorneys have the courtroom expertise and litigation skills necessary to advocate for you effectively before a judge and jury.
  • Compassionate support: We understand that facing domestic violence charges can be overwhelming and emotionally challenging. Our team will provide compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process.

Contact Our Tustin Domestic Violence Attorney Today 

At the Law Offices of Visco & Selyem, our dedicated team stands ready to provide compassionate support and vigorous defense against domestic violence charges. Our extensive experience and unwavering commitment to justice empower our clients to confront challenges and pursue favorable outcomes. If you are facing domestic violence accusations in Tustin or beyond, contact us today for a confidential consultation.

Contact the Law Offices of Visco & Selyem today to schedule a meeting with our domestic violence lawyer in Tustin!