FACING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES IN LOS ANGELES?
Domestic violence is an action that is severely punished under California state law. Once law enforcement is contacted regarding an accusation of abuse, you are out of of control of the case. Even if the alleged victim later recants, the prosecutor is still allowed to proceed with legal action against you. It is imperative that you obtain aggressive legal representation from a domestic violence lawyer from Okabe & Haushalter to take on your case. Defense actions must be started immediately if you are looking to avoid the penalties that could be imposed from a conviction.
WHAT CONSTITUTES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Domestic abuse is characterized by violence between persons who live together, such as couples, spouses, or ex-spouses. Examples of domestic violence include:
Sexual Abuse / Rape
Once the authorities have been involved, it is necessary to take action to protect your rights by remaining silent to questions about the incident until after you have consulted with a defense attorney at Okabe & Haushalter. Even if the alleged victim decides to take back their complaint and you are not arrested, an officer can still investigate further and return on a later date with an arrest warrant.
DEFENSE FOR MISDEMEANOR & FELONY CHARGES
Accusations of domestic violence can lead to strict penalties such as incarceration in a local jail or state prison, community service, counseling and anger management classes, and fines . Conviction may also have a negative impact on visitations, on-going divorce case and child custody. A false allegation can threaten your future as much as a true accusation. Okabe & Haushalter provides experienced defense for clients who are charged with committing an act or threat of violence. Our team of skilled attorneys provide effective defense strategies geared to perform optimally in court and protect your rights under the law. When analyzing and investigating the case against you, we will build a defense to gather crucial evidence, counter exaggerated claims, or prove your innocence. You could change the outcome of your case by consulting our firm.