Orange County Domestic Violence Attorneys

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyers

An accusation of domestic violence is serious. What makes this accusation so serious is that the state can pursue formal charges against a person accused of domestic violence even if the alleged victim does not want to. It will be at the sole discretion of the prosecution to decide whether charges will be filed. Additionally, domestic violence cases often also include a restraining order or order of protection, which will restrict the accused from coming within a certain distance of or contacting the alleged victim. This means that you may need to move out of your own house, if shared with the victim, even if you pay the rent or mortgage.

Don’t take ANY chances if you have been accused of or charged with domestic violence, spousal abuse, child abuse, neglect or spousal rape. Consult an attorney as soon as possible to see what you can do to take action and possibly avoid formal charges. At Coffey & Coffey, we offer a free case evaluation so you can discuss your situation with an attorney and find out what can be done.

For more information about how we can help with your domestic violence case in Orange County, please visit our Domestic Violence Defense website.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is defined as violence between married partners, family members, people who have a child together or people who live together. This violence can include physical, emotional or sexual abuse, assault or battery, as well as neglect. If convicted of willfully injuring your spouse, ex-spouse, cohabitant or former cohabitant, you may face up to 4 years in state prison or a fine of up to $6,000, or both. If injury is inflicted upon a child, you may face up to 6 years in state prison and a fine of up to $6,000. If assault involved the use of a deadly weapon, you may face up to 4 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

How Can an Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Help?

An experienced criminal defense lawyer will understand what needs to be done from the instant you are accused of domestic violence. By acting quickly, your lawyer can gather evidence and witness testimony in your favor in order to prove that you did not actually commit the crime you have been accused of. Additionally, your lawyer can work to prove that the alleged victim had a motive to falsely accuse you of this crime – such as anger, revenge or an attempt to gain custody of children in a divorce or separation.

Coffey & Coffey is an Orange County criminal defense law firm providing legal representation to those who have been accused of domestic violence in Fullerton, Westminster, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel or the surrounding areas in Southern California. When you work with an attorney at our firm, you are working with a professional who will fight for your rights to help you get a positive outcome for your case.

Contact an Orange County domestic violence attorney at Coffey & Coffey today!