Domestic Violence Attorney in Pasadena
Thousands of Clients Successfully Represented
Domestic violence charges are among the most disruptive and emotionally challenging criminal charges. At The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller, we help people who may have put themselves in a bad position, made a mistake, or had their actions misinterpreted by law enforcement. Our Pasadena domestic violence lawyer will vigorously defend your rights and protect your legal interests.
Domestic Violence Charges
A domestic violence conviction can have an enormous impact on your personal and professional life. Even if you are not facing incarceration, the conviction may require anger management, alcohol classes, marital counseling, a restraining order, and other consequences. The penalties depend on the specific charges, which can vary widely.
Possible charges in a domestic violence incident may include:
- Domestic violence
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Violation of a protective order
- Criminal threats
- Disturbing the peace
These charges can either be filed as misdemeanors or felonies. If convicted, you have the possibility of facing severe penalties that may include a sentence of extensive time in county jail or state prison. For this reason, you should never speak to the police or provide statements until you consult with a Pasadena domestic violence lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected.
Defense against Domestic Violence Charges
When facing domestic violence charges, you need a knowledgeable domestic violence attorney in Pasadena. We will help you understand the charges, potential consequences, and legal process. The first step is to evaluate your case and prepare your defense as efficiently as possible. We negotiate right away with the police or prosecutors, as many cases can be handled informally to avoid criminal charges. If you are charged, we work to negotiate a fast and discreet agreement to minimize disruption to your life.
Get in touch with us at (626) 784-4143 for a free case evaluation.