Whether you allowed your emotions to take over and have made threats or attempts to physically harm another person, or a bystander to your argument called the police unnecessarily, you will most likely be arrested for domestic violence. California law requires police to make an arrest when they are called to any domestic disturbance. Fighting these charges also involves fighting an automatic negative bias against you, and it is vital to retain a skilled, experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney to defend you.
Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law has experience handling domestic violence and domestic abuse cases, which has equipped us with the skills to provide the zealous legal representation you need. From start to finish, I examine the circumstances of your arrest, talk to witnesses and build an effective defense that may help you secure the optimal result in your domestic violence case.
In California, domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. This means individuals do not have to be married in order to be charged with domestic violence. Parents, step-parents, roommates, partners or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence crimes. The following acts are considered domestic violence in California:
Actual or threatened physical harm
Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting
I vigorously represent clients in court, fighting hard to get your charges dropped or reduced.
Clients charged with domestic violence face serious consequences:
Permanent restraining order
Inability to return to your house
Inability to see your children
Difficulty finding or keeping a job
Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges
Inability to possess firearms
I can guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself and keep the situation from getting worse.
When you have been charged with domestic violence in California, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 714-790-9548 or contact me online to schedule a and confidential case evaluation. With offices conveniently located in Santa Ana, CA, Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law stands ready to fight for you in your domestic violence case.