Law Offices of David Lehr
Ventura County

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Domestic Violence and Abuse Lawyers

Consult one of our domestic violence and abuse lawyers immediately if you have been charged with or arrested for abusing a member of your family. We negotiate with judges and prosecutors to reduce and dismiss charges against our clients. We offer the kind of strong defense you need.

Domestic ViolenceCall now for domestic violence and
abuse lawyers at 805-477-0070.
We offer complimentary initial consultations.

It is illegal to commit an assault, battery or criminal threat against anyone. But if the alleged victim is your fiancé, spouse, cohabitant, dating partner or the parent of your child, California laws make the allegation much more serious.

Domestic violence is a matter taken very seriously in the California Court system. Because the system is hard on offenders, it is vital that you have someone experienced in these kinds of cases on your side.

Our domestic violence and abuse lawyers uphold California's domestic violence laws. These laws make it illegal to use physical force, or to communicate threats of harm, against an intimate partner. These are the most common domestic violence crimes:

  • Striking your spouse or partner in some violent way and causing visible injury, even a slight one such as swelling or a bruise. Charges can be brought if the alleged victim is a current or former spouse or cohabitant, or the parent of your child.
  • Inflicting force or violence on an intimate partner, a category that includes your fiancĂ©, cohabitant, the parent of your child, or your current or former spouse or dating partner without visible injury.
  • Inflicting cruel or inhuman punishment that injures a child, or willfully allowing a child in your care or custody to suffer harm or to have their safety or health endangered. Domestic violence and abuse lawyers see this frequently. Examples would be a mother who permits her boyfriend to beat her 6-year-old; or a parent who operates a dangerous meth lab in the same home where their child lives.
  • Inflicting physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, endangerment or financial fraud on a victim 65 years of age or older. The crime is usually charged against caregivers, but it can also be brought against anyone who commits these sorts of offenses against a senior citizen.
  • Communicating a threat of serious harm to someone if you intend to put the person in fear, and you actually do put the person in sustained fear.

Spouse AbuseUnfortunately, innocent people get wrongly accused of all the time in California. Often times, an accuser will make a false allegation out of anger or jealousy, or to gain the upper hand in divorce or child custody proceedings.

Sometimes what appears to the police to be a domestic battery was really an accident, or the arrested person acted in self-defense during a mutual struggle. Get aggressive defense no matter what the circumstances are. It is your right.

Experienced and skillful California domestic violence and abuse lawyers know how to investigate the facts and present your side of the story in court - to the prosecutor, to the judge and, if the case goes to trial, to the jury.

If a criminal attorney at law gets involved in the case early enough, he or she may be able to present the case to prosecutors before criminal charges get filed and convince them to not pursue a criminal case at all.

Our domestic violence and abuse lawyers have represented many clients facing violent crime charges and harsh legal penalties. With our help, our clients have been able to fight their charges and obtain successful outcomes in court. Call us and let's see if we can help you, too.

Call now for domestic violence and
abuse lawyers at 805-477-0070.
Get a free case evaluation.

The Law Offices of David Lehr provides defense in Ventura, Oxnard and Camarillo, California. No attorney or law firm can make any promises or guarantee an outcome for your criminal case. The contents presented on this site are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Visiting this website does not establish an attorney/client relationship.