According to statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, there were 166,890 domestic violence-related calls to law enforcement in California in 2018, with several others going unreported. In California, domestic violence involves both physical and non-physical abuse of a family member, household member, or intimate partner. A person convicted of domestic violence may face massive fines, lengthy jail time, a restraining order, deportation, and other life-altering consequences.
If you've been arrested and charged with domestic violence, it is imperative that you retain a highly skilled and aggressive California criminal defense attorney to help outline your defense strategy. I'm dedicated to offering experienced legal counsel and comprehensive representation to individuals facing domestic violence allegations. I will review and investigate every last detail of your case and strategize an effective defense for your personal situation.
My firm — Darryl A. Stallworth Law Office — proudly serves clients across Oakland, California, and the surrounding areas of San Francisco, Alameda County, Northern California, and the Bay Area.
According to California Family Code Section 6211, "domestic violence" is defined as "abuse" perpetrated against any of the following persons:
Under California Family Code Section 6203, a person commits "abuse" when they:
It is important to note that domestic violence is not always physical abuse. Such domestic abuse may be emotional, psychological, or verbal.
The possible penalties and consequences of a California domestic violence conviction include:
Trying to defend yourself against a domestic violence accusation can expose you to the risks of being convicted and facing the maximum penalties. If convicted, you could be facing a lengthy prison sentence, huge fines, a restraining order, deportation, and other social ramifications. When defending your domestic violence charges, it is crucial that you have an effective defense strategy that fits your personal situation.
At my firm, I have devoted my career to handling criminal defense cases and defending clients facing domestic violence charges. As your attorney, I will review all the facts of your unique situation, conduct an in-depth investigation, and strategize an effective defense in pursuit of a favorable outcome for your case. Using my comprehensive knowledge and legal understanding, I will help you navigate the California criminal justice system and continue fighting to protect your rights and ensure that you get a fair hearing.
Facing domestic violence allegations can be scary. Contact my firm — Darryl A. Stallworth Law Office — to schedule a one-on-one consultation. I will fight aggressively to protect your rights and represent you in every stage of the legal process. I represent clients across Oakland, San Francisco, Alameda County, Northern California, and the Bay Area.