In San Luis Obispo and throughout California, the criminal law courts take domestic violence offenses very seriously. If you are accused of such a crime, you can expect the charge to be aggressively prosecuted, even under the most questionable of circumstances.
This means that one small push or slap can lead to a lifetime of consequences. At the law firm of Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, we represent both men and women accused of spousal abuse or domestic violence. Our San Luis Obispo domestic violence lawyer handles all kinds of criminal charges, including those that involve:
- California Penal Code 243(e): Domestic battery
- California Penal Code 273.5: Corporal injury on a co-habitant
- California Penal Code 166: Violations of restraining orders
- California Penal Code 422: Criminal threats
Many Times, The Wrong Person Is Arrested
When police respond to a domestic disturbance call, they are under pressure to leave a house with someone in handcuffs. In nearly every case, you can expect law enforcement to make an arrest. Oftentimes, the initial aggressor is not the one arrested.
Our Paso Robles domestic violence lawyer will listen to your version of the story and make sure others hear it, too. We're on your side, and we will diligently defend your rights.
Domestic Violence Penalties In California
If you are convicted of domestic violence, even for first-time offenders, you will face the following mandatory conditions of probation:
- Possible jail time
- A minimum of three years supervised probation
- A 52-week batterers treatment program
- Gun prohibition
- Heavy fines
- Possible stay-away orders preventing you from living in your own home
Losing the right to carry a firearm can be one of the worst consequences of a domestic violence conviction. If you are a law enforcement officer, a member of the military, a security guard or anyone else required to carry a gun as part of your employment duties, your entire career is at stake.
Free Initial Consultation With Our Paso Robles Restraining Order Lawyer
To arrange a free, confidential consultation about the domestic violence charges against you, call our San Luis Obispo domestic violence attorney today at 805-546-8797 or contact us online. All messages are promptly returned. We charge competitive rates and offer flexible appointment scheduling and jail visits.