Criminal Law

Domestic Violence and Restraining Order Violation Defense

Mike Doe

When you’re looking for a domestic violence attorney to represent you in and around Barstow, California, Law Office of David Leicht can help defend those accused. We have years of experience fighting cases related to domestic violence and restraining order violations in the State of California. Most of the time, when a call is made for domestic violence, someone is arrested as a result. Once an arrest is made, it is up to the State Attorney to determine if formal charges will be brought forth or not. Our job is to defend individuals accused to ensure that they get reduced or dismissed charges.

Understanding Domestic Violence Laws in California

The Penal Code defines battery as any willful and unlawful use of force or violence against another. This criminalizes battery with a family member or someone whom they have or are in an intimate relationship with. Serious bodily injury must have occurred to result in a domestic violence charge. Domestic violence is any corporal injury that results in any traumatic condition suffered by a person with whom the person is related to or in a relationship with, according to California law.

A conviction of battery can lead to fines of up to $2,000, up to a year in county jail, mandatory probation, and more. A felony conviction can result in imprisonment for one year in jail or two to four years in state prison and fines of up to $6,000.

About Restraining Orders

When this charge is filed, a no contact provision may be ordered against the individual who is accused of domestic violence. This means it is illegal for them to be at their home or near their children (if applicable). If they violate this restraining order, other charges may ensue. Our legal team understands the law and can determine if any wrongdoing occurred to get our clients reduced or dismissed charges in or around Mojave.

When a restraining order is violated, this is considered a contempt of court. These violations are criminal, and punishable by prison time and fines. This makes hiring a criminal defense attorney from our California law firm important. Conviction of any kind can lead to losing custody and/or visitation rights with your kids, to lose your job, and to be in jail or prison.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Criminal Defense Attorney Today

The Law Office of David Leicht represented those accused of domestic violence and restraining orders violations. We offer free consultations where we can learn the details of your case and answer any of your questions regarding the litigation process ahead. To learn more about our expertise, call our California law office today to speak to a criminal defense attorney at 760-256-3104. We serve clients in Barstow, Needles, Mojave, Victorville, Wrightwood, Apple Valley, and San Bernardino.