About Domestic Violence Offenses
Domestic violence is an unfortunate reality that may arise during the course of a family law dispute. It’s defined as abuse perpetrated against a spouse or former spouse, partner, ex, or child. Abuse is intentionally or recklessly causing physical bodily harm via injury or sexual assault. In California, as a victim of actual or threatened domestic violence, you may file for a restraining order to protect you and your loved ones. In cases of domestic violence or threat of violence, it is extremely important to get help as soon as possible to protect yourself and your loved ones. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and explore your options.
Our Domestic Violence Attorneys Protect You & Loved Ones
Our experienced team of family law attorneys is able to secure protective court orders for victims of domestic violence or threatened domestic violence so that they may safeguard themselves and their loved ones. At GFT, LLP, we take domestic violence allegations very seriously and will protect you and your family to the fullest extent of the law.
Our attorneys also protect clients against false allegations of domestic violence. These accusations can irreversibly damage and alter one’s life and reputation, including loss of a job, child custody, and visitation rights. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it’s critical to find defense representation immediately. Our team of attorneys will build your defense and prevent you from suffering damaging legal action.
Marsy’s Law expands the legal rights of victims in domestic violence cases. Just as the accused have Miranda rights, victims have special protections under Marsy’s Law. At GFT, LLP, we proudly serve clients who choose to have private legal counsel during the criminal prosecution of the alleged perpetrator for victims of serious violent felonies, sexual assault, or domestic violence. In these sensitive cases, clients need an attorney who will protect their rights and interests throughout the legal process. GFT, LLP employs several attorneys who have specific legal experience with Marsy’s Law in the criminal justice system and protecting victims rights under the guidelines of it.
FAQs About Domestic Violence
What is domestic violence?
In the state of California, domestic violence is described as abuse committed against an intimate partner. Abuse occurs when someone uses physical force against an intimate partner.
What are common domestic violence crimes?
Domestic violence abusers are often charged with domestic battery, child abuse, child endangerment, child neglect, elder abuse, corporal injury to a spouse or inhabitant, revenge porn and more.
What are the consequences of domestic violence?
A domestic violence conviction can result in probation and/or jail time. Most California counties impose a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days in jail.
How do I protect myself from domestic violence?
If you are the victim of domestic violence, GFT, LLP can protect you. Give us a call any time to discuss your rights and visit our Resources page for more information.
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