Former Sr. Prosecutors Now Century City Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
If you are facing domestic violence charges, it is important to seek an experienced defense attorney to represent you. Whether you are facing charges due to spousal abuse, domestic battery, child abuse, child endangerment, elder abuse or criminal threats—or you are being falsely accused of one of these types of domestic violence—a defense attorney can help you navigate the legal system and make the most of your situation.
The charges for domestic violence can be severe, and leaving the result of your case up to chance is not optimal. Penalties for offenders can include up to $10,000 in fines and up to five years in jail/prison. A number of factors can affect the outcome of your case; your criminal history, the circumstances surrounding the incident, and the severity of the incident all influence a judge’s decision. In addition to these penalties, you may be required to complete community service and/or a yearlong batterers’ intervention program. These penalties are affected by your criminal history as well as the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the severity and frequency at which the abuse occurred.
The legal repercussions are not to be taken lightly, but neither is the backlash that you may feel in your personal and professional lives. With a domestic violence conviction on your record, you may be barred from advancing within your company and other career fields, and you may feel a significant amount of hostility from your family and friends. Working with a defense attorney to minimize the consequences of your case can help in all aspects of your life, be it legal, professional or personal.
How can Takakjian & Sitkoff help?
Because domestic violence cases may be nuanced, it is important to have a defense attorney review your case and help you make sense of it. At Takakjian&Sitkoff, our attorneys have over two decades of experience defending domestic violence cases. We have expert knowledge of the California Penal Code, including the section that discusses the many variants of domestic abuse. A conviction can be extremely difficult to overcome, even after you have paid your fines and served your time. Our attorneys can help you minimize the consequences associated with these charges.
There are several defenses that can be made depending on your situation, including the following:
- You were acting in self-defense
- You did not intentionally harm the victim
- You are being falsely accused of domestic violence
These are simply starting points for your case; we understand that each case is unique, and we treat each case with the attention it deserves. Our attorneys can develop a defense that best suits your case, not someone else’s.
Schedule a consultation today
If you are in the Century City area, we can help you prepare your case for trial. Domestic violence charges should not be brushed aside, and an experienced attorney can help you reach the best possible outcome. Contact our office today a free initial consultation.