Los Angeles Domestic Violence Cases
Domestic Violence Attorneys in Los Angeles
Domestic violence is a serious criminal charge and the penalties can be significant. A prosecutor has more authority in a domestic violence case than over any other type of case. If a domestic violence victim decides not to press charges, the courts may keep the offender in custody and continue the case, even when the alleged victim recants. The courts are quick to protect all victims of domestic violence against harmful situations. A strong and effective defense is necessary for crimes of domestic violence. An individual arrested for domestic violence needs to contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer before speaking to authorities. Ryan T. Okabe and Mark J. Haushalter represent clients facing serious domestic violence allegations. Our goal is to provide a defense with the best possible outcome for our clients.
About Domestic Violence
Domestic violence crimes can take many forms, including:
- Physical and emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse and child abuse
- Economic abuse
Situations involving domestic violence require legal assistance from attorneys skilled in dealing with serious crimes and potentially explosive family situations. All clients accused of domestic violence are treated professionally and our attorneys with closely to establish a good client attorney relationship.
Many domestic violence cases are very emotional necessitating a strong and supportive defense team inside and outside of the courtroom. The type of domestic violence and the severity of the crime could determine the sentencing by the courts. Common punishments for domestic violence are imprisonment, fines, probation, and court-mandated counseling programs. A domestic violence conviction may cause the loss of a custody award following a divorce.
A domestic violence sex offender is required to register with law enforcement and faces the loss of many freedoms and the necessity to register as a sex offender. It is important to have the legal team of Okabe & Haushalter fight for the rights of clients and protect their best interests when dealing with the courts and prosecutors in domestic violence cases. Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers regarding a domestic violence case.
Contact a Los Angeles Domestic Violence Attorney
for legal help with domestic violence charges.