Napa Domestic Violence Attorney
Over 20 Years of Results-Driven Legal Service
In California, a charge of domestic violence can rapidly cause harm to your future. In most cases, a judge will issue a protective order that keeps the accused away from their home and loved ones until they face criminal charges in court.
If this is your situation, make sure you have an experienced Napa domestic violence lawyer on your side by calling the Law Office of Douglas Pharr. With decades of experience and numerous industry awards, you can count on our team to fight for your rights.
Call (707) 674-5868 now or contact our firm online for a free consultation about your domestic violence case.
What to Do if You Are Charged
The moments following an arrest are sensitive. If you fail to act in accordance with a restraining order, for example, you could face worse consequences than you did before. You should instead contact a criminal defense attorney who can help you consider the details of your situation and avoid losing your freedoms.
If you are convicted of domestic violence, you face:
- Thousands of dollars in fines
- Jail or prison sentences ranging from one to six years
- Mandatory abuse counseling
- A criminal history following you in the future
What are the possible defenses to domestic violence in California?
If you are facing charges, our Napa domestic violence attorney is well-equipped to craft the right defense for your case. Some common defense strategies include:
- The defendant’s actions did not cause the victim’s injuries
- The victim falsely accused the defendant
- The injuries that the victim endured were the result of an accident
- The defendant’s actions were in self-defense or to defend another person
In some circumstances, our attorney can even negotiate a plea bargain for a lesser offense. Don’t hesitate to get the defense you deserve if you have been accused of domestic abuse.
How to Fight the Charges
Not all domestic violence cases are the same. Sometimes, people file charges out of frustration. Once they see the consequences they enacted, they try to revoke the charges and change the outcome, but by then it's too late. While this information will be useful in fighting your charges, your case is now in the hands of local prosecutors.
The Law Office of Douglas Pharr can help you examine the charges and evidence filed against you so that you can tell your side of the story. Our relationships with legal personnel allow us to negotiate on your behalf so that you have the best chance at a favorable outcome. The best thing you can do for yourself is to get help early.
Facing charges for domestic violence in Napa? Get started on your defense today by calling (707) 674-5868.