For most people in California, the term family brings up a specific connotation likely of loving spouses and their children. However, in terms of domestic violence charges, boyfriends and girlfriends are also included. Every relationship is uniquely composed, making them dynamic and complicated. As a result, no two relationships are exactly the same. Because passionate relationships can deal with both positive and negative emotions, domestic violence charges could stem from any sort of disagreement or conflict.

There are many different possible consequences if you are charged and convicted of domestic violence. For example, a person can face fines, imprisonment and probation. Additionally, a person could lose other rights, including the right to possess a firearm.

Fortunately, the lawyers at Bird & Van Dyke, Inc. can help you if you find yourself in a situation resulting in criminal charges stemming from a domestic dispute. With our vast experience with the law — as both a prosecutor and defense attorney — and criminal proceedings, we can advise you in regard to your possible courses of action. Your decisions based on the different options available to you will determine what course of action to take in fighting your case.

We can tailor a defense that will best meet your priorities, whether those priorities are to protect your relationship with another person or to protect your criminal record. Because of the complicated nature of domestic violence cases in California, you will likely want an experienced attorney to fight for you. For more information about our practice, please see our web page that discusses domestic violence issues.

Source: birdandvandyke.net, “Domestic Violence“, , Sept. 27, 2014