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)
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.