Why Hire a Domestic Violence Attorney?
Solano County Domestic Violence Lawyers
In the face of accusations of domestic violence or in the wake of a domestic violence arrest, you may wonder why you should hire a domestic violence attorney. What difference can an attorney make? Once law enforcement is called on the scene, the case is out of your hands. Even if an alleged victim does not want to press charges, it will be in the sole discretion of the prosecuting attorney to determine whether to bring a case against you. At this point, your only hope will be your criminal defense lawyer. California law involving domestic violence is a highly complex and specialized field.
A skilled attorney will know what information or evidence to provide to the prosecution in order to negotiate to stop charges from being filed. Even if it is impossible to prevent charges from being formally filed, an attorney can provide you with the legal representation you need in all court proceedings. An additional factor to consider in a California domestic violence case is the fact that a victim is likely to seek a restraining order. If you are served a restraining order, depending upon the particular terms of the order ,you may be prohibited from coming into contact with the victim or even your children.
You may be forced to move out of your own home if you share it with the victim. However, you are entitled to a hearing after you are served a restraining order. During this hearing a judge will determine whether the restraining order is necessary. A criminal defense attorney will play a major part in this hearing, and effective representation may mean that you can have the restraining order lifted.
Contact Maas and Russo Today
At Maas and Russo, our Solano County domestic violence attorneys are dedicated to representing people who have been accused of domestic abuse, including emotional abuse, sexual abuse and physical abuse. Our skilled attorneys take on cases throughout Solano and Napa Counties in California. With decades of criminal defense experience, we have successfully helped thousands of clients in a variety of legal matters.
Our track record of success proves that we have the knowledge and experience to be effective even in the face of the most serious charges. To retain the services of our firm, contact our Solano County criminal lawyers today and discuss the circumstances of your case.