Pasadena Domestic Violence Attorney
Defense for Domestic Violence Charges
Have you been accused of domestic violence? This serious criminal offense may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the case. It is a particularly grave matter due to the fact that it may affect the accused in ways other than incarceration or other criminal penalties. A person accused or convicted of domestic violence may lose child custody or visitation rights and may also face the harsh limitations of a restraining order, preventing him or her from coming into contact or even within a certain distance of the alleged victim.
As a skilled Pasadena criminal defense lawyer, David D. Diamond understands how to approach a case involving domestic violence charges in order to protect his client's rights from the onset. In addition to protecting your rights in regard to your criminal charges, Mr. Diamond and his staff can work to help you in the face of any custody matter or restraining order. By aggressively defending your rights to the fullest extent of the law, our firm will fight to help you avoid the many negative consequences of a domestic violence conviction in Pasadena, California.
Domestic Violence Cases in Pasadena
Domestic violence cases are particularly tricky. The sensitive and often public nature of these cases has made law enforcement and prosecutors harsh on alleged domestic violence offenders. When called to the scene of a domestic dispute, Pasadena law enforcement officers are very likely to make an arrest - even if there is not significant evidence that abuse or violence has occurred. Once you are arrested, it will not be in the hands of the alleged victim to decide whether to press charges. The District Attorney (prosecutor) will have the sole discretion of whether to move forward with a case. These factors combined mean that it is too easy for an argument or misunderstanding to escalate into criminal charges.