Accused of Domestic Violence?
If you are found to have perpetrated domestic violence, the consequences can be severe.
In addition to being forbidden from having contact with the victim (and any protected party), the following is a brief list of just a few of the possible consequences of perpetrating domestic violence under the DVPA:
- Unable to receive spousal support from the victim
- Ordered to attend a 52-week batterer program
- Subject to a presumption against joint custody
- Forbidden from owning, having or buying any firearms
- Forced to relinquish all firearms already in possession
- Forced to move out of house shared with the victim
- Ordered to pay all attorney’s fees and costs of the victim
Unfortunately, some people fabricate accusations of domestic violence for their own personal gain. Over the years, our firm has seen people who were falsely accused of perpetrating domestic violence be removed from their home and even lose custody of their children until we stepped in to present the actual facts and evidence to the judge and have those allegations dismissed. False accusations can have a real impact on your life. It is critical that you have an attorney who knows the risks involved and has the skill and experience to help protect you from legal pitfalls.
If you are accused of being the perpetrator of domestic violence, a Certified Family Law Specialist can help effectively present your case to the judge and inform you of your rights and legal options. To understand the full complexity of the facts of your case, your rights, and your options, speak with Michael P. McDeavitt, a Certified Family Law Specialist and attorney with over 20 years of experience.
Contact our firm by phone or through our website for a free initial consultation. We handle cases for clients in Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, the Tri-Valley and throughout East Bay.