Southern California Domestic Violence Attorney
Skilled Counsel from Our Southern California Domestic Violence Lawyer
Are you facing serious charges for domestic violence? 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.
You do not have to face these accusations on your own! Our Southern California domestic violence lawyer will vigorously defend your rights and protect your legal interests. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Geller has handled thousands of criminal cases and is ready to help you every step of the way.
We understand that an arrest for domestic violence can seriously disrupt your personal and professional life. We can assist in handling the matter swiftly, aggressively, and quietly to get you back into your usual routine.
If you are facing violation accusations, speak with our Southern California domestic violence attorney in a FREE consultation now!
Why Should You Choose Us?
- 20+ Years’ Experience
- Former LA Deputy District Attorney
- Thousands of Cases Handled
- Free Consultations
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:
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Violation of a protective order
- Criminal threats
- Disturbing the peace
Penalties for Domestic Violence Conviction
Domestic violence charges can either be filed as misdemeanors or felonies. In California, your relationship with the alleged victim in a domestic violence case will dictate the punishment by law (in the event of a conviction).
If convicted, you have the possibility of facing severe penalties that may include a sentence of extensive time in county jail or state prison. Other penalties can include mandatory counseling and even fines.
For this reason, you should never speak to the police or provide statements until you consult with a Southern California domestic violence lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected.
Our Approach to Domestic Violence Cases
If you are arrested for domestic violence charges, you should not talk to anyone before speaking with your attorney. Often times, people try to proclaim their innocence, but law enforcement officers and police know how to use such declarations against the accused, engaging them in unexpected conversations and obtaining statements, which out of context, will be used against them.
We can immediately make attempts to have the person released from custody with either a bail reduction, being released on their own recognizance, or contacting a reputable bail bondsman to assist in immediate release. We can also address any emergency protective order which the police may have executed at the arrest site.
In preparing your case for court, we will put the prosecutors to their burden of proving their case beyond a reasonable doubt. If they don’t have the evidence against you, or if the witnesses are unavailable (thereby violating your constitutional right to confront and cross examine the witnesses against you), or if it was a case of self-defense, we will be fully prepared to fight for your rights!
We’re ready to take proactive action against these allegations. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.
Defense against Domestic Violence Charges
When facing domestic violence charges, you need a knowledgeable domestic violence attorney in Southern California. 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.
Mr. Geller is an award-winning Southern California domestic violence attorney and former prosecutor with over two decades of experience in our criminal justice system. We thoroughly prepare every case as if litigation is necessary and make sure that prosecutors know that the accused is represented by vigilant, resourceful counsel ready to go the distance on their behalf.