Being accused of domestic violence is no joke. For the accused, it could be one of the most frightening experiences of his or her life, especially if the accused doesn’t have the right information or lawyer to help him or her move forward in court. This is because there is a stigma associated with people who are accused of this kind of crime and not enough information for those who need a proper defense. In these moments, you should be able to defend yourself as best as possible with the best attorney and with the most important information that you need.
In California, relationships that are considered domestic are those that you have with:
- Family members such as parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and cousins
- Roommates or former roommates
- Someone you have dated
- Someone you are currently dating
- A spouse or former spouse
- The parent of your children
The penalties for this kind of crime vary depending on whether you have been charged at the misdemeanor level or the felony level. Both types of possible sentences can include penalties such as domestic violence counseling, community service hours, the implementation of restraining orders, even fines, and up to a year in jail. A felony conviction, however, could very well result in more than a year in prison.
The repercussions of any criminal conviction are large and extremely detrimental to your future. A criminal conviction can severely hinder your immigration status and your ability to get a job after conviction or to receive any kind of professional licensing. (link to information on convictions) This is a consequence no one can afford.
When there are so many legal terms to understand and so many outcomes to consider, the best thing to do is to get assistance from the most knowledgeable professional. Come to Mayra L. Garcia, Attorney at Law for your defense in your domestic violence case.
Ms. Garcia is the most qualified attorney to handle your case. With experience in the two biggest criminal defense firms in San Diego, you should trust no one else. Being accused of domestic violence does not have to stop you in your tracks. With the right representation with Ms. Garcia, you can be sure that every detail of your case will be accounted for and that she will work to get the best possible outcome for you. (link to attorney bio page)
Do not hesitate to get in contact as soon as possible to find out more on how Ms. Garcia can help you.