Camarillo Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys
The California Penal Code discusses domestic violence at length, and describes several areas of domestic violence that are punishable under California law, including spousal abuse, domestic battery, child abuse, child endangerment, elder abuse and criminal threats. Regardless of what specific area you are being charged under, our attorneys can help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case, given the circumstances.
And it is important to have experienced attorneys representing you in court. Penalties for domestic violence can be severe, and include the following punishments:
- Fines of up to $10,000;
- Up to five years in jail or prison;
- Community service;
- Completion of a year long batterers’ intervention program.
These penalties are influenced by a number of factors related to the accused as well as to the circumstances surrounding the alleged abuse; severity of the violence, context in which the violence occurred, and any prior convictions of the accused can all contribute to the extent of the legal consequences.
However, there are some consequences outside of the legal sphere that are important to consider. Having a domestic violence charge on your record can affect your current and future job prospects—employers don’t typically enjoy seeing a conviction history when conducting a background check. A domestic violence charge can also bring a backlash from your friends and family. No matter how close you were to such people, having a domestic violence conviction is not something most people can easily overlook.
How can Takakjian & Sitkoff help?
The surrounding context plays a large part in what you can expect during sentencing. At Takakjian&Sitkoff, our attorneys have experience defending domestic violence charges and can minimize the effects that this charge or conviction will have on your life. A successful defense can result in lower fines, a shortened jail time, the substitution of jail time for community service, or outright dismissal of the case. Our attorneys will work hard to ensure that you reach the best outcome for your situation.
It is important to keep in mind that each case is unique, and that it is up to your attorney to determine a best course of action. With that being said, however, there are some common arguments that are used as a foundation for the defense. These arguments include self-defense, harm was caused unwillingly or unintentionally, or false accusations. Discussing these options with an attorney is a good first step on the path towards a satisfactory outcome.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are in or around the Ventura area, feel free to contact our office today to set up a free initial consultation. When you stand to lose thousands of dollars and years of your life, it is important to work with someone who will fight for you and fight for your future. Everyone makes mistakes, and at Takakjian & Sitkoff, we work hard to make sure that our clients do not pay for their mistakes for the rest of their life.