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San Diego Domestic Violence Lawyer:

Domestic Violence offenses encompass more than physical or verbal fights between two people involved in a romantic relationship.  Examples of common Domestic Violence charges are:

■  Terrorist/Criminal Threats –  Penal Code 422

■  Elder Abuse – Penal Code 368

■  Violation of a Restraining Order – Penal Code 273.6

■  Corporal Injury to a Spouse/Cohabitant – Penal Code 273.5

■  Battery to Fellow Parent/Spouse/Cohabitant – Penal Code 243(e)(1)

■  Child Abuse – Penal Code 273(d)

■  Child Endangerment – Penal Code 273a

These crimes are discussed extensively on their corresponding pages in this website.  Each charge deals with different issues, but regardless of what the charge is, a strong defense is essential to successfully defending yourself in these types of cases.

Domestic Violence has a certain stigma associated with it in society and therefore it can be treated differently in court and in society in general.  San Diego Domestic Violence Attorney Michael Rehm takes every measure to ensure that his clients do not end up with a domestic violence conviction on their criminal record. A conviction can have far reaching consequences for future employment opportunities, as well as in Family Court.

Unfortunately, both men and women that are going through a child custody dispute or a divorce have used a false allegation of domestic violence in Criminal court to their advantage in Family Court. The Family Court will generally defer to the Criminal Court to determine what actually occurred, so a strong defense in Criminal Court is where these false allegations are fought. Once a conviction has been obtained in Criminal Court, it is much more difficult to assert false allegations in Family Court.

Southern California Office & Areas Served:

402 W Broadway; Suite 400 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 787-3456 Areas Served: San Diego, Vista, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Escondido, San Marcos, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, El Centro, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Clarita, Glendale, Lancaster, Palmdale, Pomona, Torrance, Pasadena, El Monte, Downey, West Covina, Norwalk, Burbank, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Costa Mesa, Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Temecula, Bakersfield, Clovis, and everywhere in between.

Bay Area Office and Areas Served

101 Cooper Street; Suite 200 Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone: (831) 431-0986 Areas Served: Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Watsonville, Salinas, Monterey, Seaside, Carmel, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, Livermore, Concord, Richmond, Walnut Creek, Antioch, San Rafael, Novato, San Jose, Morgan Hill, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Napa, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Fairfield, Vallejo, Vacaville, Dixon, Solano County, San Benito, Daly City, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Redwood City, Belmont, San Carlos, San Bruno, Pleasanton, Union City, San Leandro, Milpitas, Pittsburg, Danville, Rohnert Park and the entire Bay Area.

Northern California Office & Areas Served

333 University Avenue; Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95825 Phone: (916) 233-7346 Areas Served: Sacramento, Elk Grove, Antelope, Citrus Heights, Carmichael, the friendly confines of Land Park, Folsom, Yolo, Woodland, West Sacramento, Davis, Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Auburn, Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Yuba City, Marysville, Wheatland, Colusa, San Joaquin County, Lodi, Manteca, Stockton, Tracy, Lathrop, Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, Humboldt County, Arcata, Mckinleyville, Fortuna, Eureka, Butte County, Oroville, Paradise, Chico, Mendocino, Ukiah, Colusa, Shasta County, Redding, Calaveras, Yreka, Amador, Jackson, Lassen, Susanville, Plumas County, Quincy, Nevada County, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee, Lakeport, Sonora, Madera, Crescent City, Trinity, and all of Northern California.