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What To Do With Domestic Violence Charges?

Okabe & Haushalter May 17, 2019 Domestic Violence

Breakups are the worst. They make you feel emotionally vulnerable, and you feel lonely all the time. Breakups are sometimes out of nowhere, or you saw it coming but sat in denial for a long time. Whatever your story is, a break up should hurt your feelings, but they should not ruin your life.

Imagine getting divorced and having to fight for custody of your children? Now imagine either breaking up or divorcing and your ex starting a terrible rumor? What if your ex staged an event? What if your ex hit you first and you struck back in defense? Our Los Angeles Domestic Violence Lawyer at Okabe & Haushalter has heard and seen it all. From completely jealous exes who are out to ruin your life to someone being equally as guilty but is milking the system. We are here to support you and get your name straight.

Penalties for Domestic Violence

If you have been charged with domestic violence, you can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. Here are the consequences for a misdemeanor:

  • Up to $6,000 in fines
  • Probationary time
  • Up to one year in county jail
  • Assigned a restraining order of up to 10 years

If you are charged with a felony offense, then here are the consequences:

  • Up to $6,000 in fines
  • Possibility for probation, but more extensive rules than a misdemeanor
  • 2-4 year in state prison
  • Up to 10-year restraining order

If you are accused, it doesn’t mean that you are guilty. However, in this new climate focus on sexual assault and believing victims, these kinds of charges are treated with more microscopic touches than ever before. People don’t want to see domestic violence accusers go free. People want to see them behind bars. People want to see you in jail.

However, with our help, we will make sure all defense tactics are used. Here are three of many different defense approaches

  1. Lack of Proof: Domestic Violence accusations can turn into a big he-said-she-said issue. We investigate to see where the proof is because, without any, there is no case.
  2. Self Defense: This works only if the situation caused you to reasonably believe that our life was in danger for bodily injury or offensive touch; a reasonable belief that you had to use physical force for protection; and, you used the appropriate amount of force to defend yourself.
  3. Falsely Accused: This is big when it comes to divorces. If your ex wants something from the marriage, they will do all they can to slur your name. We know the game, and we will use investigative tactics to reveal the truth.

What To Do

If you are dealing with domestic violence charges, now is not the time to let the card fall as they may. Now is the time to find aggressive attorneys who will clear your name. Call 310-430-7799 or speak with our professional staff at Okabe & Haushalter in Los Angeles today. We are ready to hear from you.