Domestic Violence

When violence of the threat of violence occurs within specific personal relationships, charges of domestic violence can be brought. These charges are treated very seriously in the eyes of California law, and you will face very severe penalties if convicted. Call the offices of Pacheco and Somera today if you are being charged with domestic violence to discuss the options available to you for your defense. It is never to early to start working on a defense that can help you work toward an acquittal and clearing your name.

Despite what some people believe to be true, domestic violence can occur in many different relationships, not just husband and wife. Among the other relationships that are open to domestic violence charges includes -

  • Persons who have a child together but are not a couple
  • Individuals who are in a dating relationship, or used to be in a dating relationship
  • Roommates
  • Former spouses
  • Siblings or extended family members that live together, or lived together at one time

Because of the wide range of possible crimes that fall under domestic violence, it is impossible to attach a specific punishment for a conviction on DV charges. You could face a relatively minor misdemeanor for a small offense, all the way up to a higher-class felony and many years in prison. Among the different kinds of crimes that can be charged as domestic violence includes the following -

  • Intimidation
  • Threatening words or actions
  • Harassing phone calls
  • Verbal or physical abuse
  • Stalking

Call Somera Law Group today for a free consultation into the specifics of your case. Our team is experienced with a wide range of domestic violence cases, and would be happy to speak to you about what we can offer toward your defense. We look forward to receiving your call.