When You Have Been Charged With Domestic Violence
A domestic violence case in California can escalate quickly. Your domestic violence charge can become a battery charge depending on the victim’s injuries. If there are children involved in your case, you may also be suspected of child abuse. Before your situation escalates, you should consult an attorney as soon as possible.
At The Law Offices Of Richard Wingerden, your case will be handled with sensitivity and patience. Attorney Richard Wingerden uses the time during your free consultation to determine the best solutions for your specific situation. A solid case will be built in your defense. You can trust that you will be provided with an aggressive defense when you consult attorney Wingerden.
If I Am Convicted, Will I Have To Serve Jail Time?
Your criminal charge is determined based on the victim’s injuries and if an order of protection has been violated. There are multiple penal codes that determine the type of consequences you will face as a result of a conviction.
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor domestic battery charge you may be facing a fine of up to $2,000, up to a year in jail, probation and a 52-week domestic violence counseling class. Your chances for an alternative resolution and/or dismissal of the case may increase if you have an attorney at your defense.
If the victim sustained serious bodily injury and you were convicted, you may be facing two to four years in a state prison and a restraining order.
If the victim has been traumatized, your charge can escalate to a felony. With a felony charge conviction, you may be facing two to four years in a state prison and a fine of up to $6,000.
For a thorough explanation of your case contact domestic violence defense attorney Richard Wingerden.
I Am A Victim Of Domestic Violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence, The Law Offices Of Richard Wingerden can represent your legal interest from wanting the case prosecuted to wanting the case dismissed for various reasons. Each domestic violence situation is different, and Mr. Wingerden can evaluate the matter during a free consultation to determine if you need representation.