San Diego Domestic Violence Attorney
Skilled Criminal Defense Firm Serving San Diego, CA
Domestic violence refers to violence that occurs between people who are
living together, such as spouses or family members. Domestic violence
most often involves female and child victims, but men can also be the
victims of at the hands of a violent girlfriend or wife, especially when
they believe they should never hit a woman and refuse to defend themselves
against their female abuser.
JD Law has
more than 30 years of experience and offers legal guidance from a top-notch criminal lawyer. Not only is
our founding attorney a
Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, but he has also tried hundreds of cases. Let us utilize our background
and experience to help defend you!
What Is Considered Domestic Violence in California?
Under California law, the following may qualify as domestic violence:
James N. Dicks is a San Diego criminal lawyer who knows how to handle your
domestic violence cases. As a former police officer, he has experience
with more than one side of domestic violence. This background has proven
valuable in the numerous domestic violence cases he has defended. With
his solid understanding of California's laws and regulations regarding
domestic violence, attorney James N. Dicks is ready to help defend you
in your domestic violence case.
Penalties Enforced for Domestic Violence
Even if you feel the charges against you are minor, it is important to
understand that your future and freedom may be at stake when facing domestic
violence or abuse charges. A domestic violence conviction could carry
with it severe, life-altering consequences.
While the penalties will vary depending on the case, they can often include:
- Three years of probation
- 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling
- A fine determined by the court
- Restitution to the victim in some cases
- Public work service
- Jail time in felony cases or cases involving severe injuries
In addition to the penalties the criminal court can enforce, a family court
may strip a parent of custody rights, barring them from spending time
with their children due to their domestic violence conviction. No matter
your situation, you cannot afford to go through this time without qualified
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California law enforcement agencies and courts have become increasingly
strict in regards to domestic violence cases. Increased pressure from
political groups, as well as extensive media coverage and public outrage,
has contributed to California's strict laws on domestic violence.
If your spouse or family member calls the police or 911 to report an incident,
no matter how minor, you could face arrest and formal domestic violence
charges – even if your partner or family member decides not to press
charges or follow through with a case. New laws have made it so domestic
violence cases cannot be handled informally under the radar. Even if the
alleged victim decides not to press charges, the state prosecutor has
the sole discretion to decide whether or not to follow through with charges.
This makes it crucial for anyone accused to obtain legal representation
they can rely on.
James N. Dicks
represent you in your domestic violence case and get the help you need
to bring your family back together.
Contact our San Diego attorney today.