Domestic violence is a touchy issue because while it is a very serious crime, even a false allegation can get you arrested. In order to ensure all victims are protected, the police generally assume the “victim” is telling the truth and take action against the “abuser.” If you have been accused of domestic violence, your best defense is a skilled Vista domestic violence lawyer like Peter Liss.
Domestic violence is a very serious crime that can affect children and couples in any type of relationship. If children are present during the attack, child endangerment charges can be brought up even if they were not touched during the incident.
The consequences of a domestic violence charge are drastic. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you could face up to a year in jail. If you are convicted of a felony, you could be imprisoned for up to four years. Either way, you will likely also be forced to take part in mandatory counseling, community service and be issued a restraining order to stay away from the victim. You may also permanently lose your right to bear arms.
These charges are particularly difficult for the defendant because the prosecutor will usually press charges even if the victim does not want you to be prosecuted or recants. Even if the allegations are false, you may still be charged and forced to defend yourself in court. When you have been accused of domestic violence, it is critical you immediately contact a Vista domestic violence attorney who can defend you against these charges. Please call Peter M. Liss at (760) 643-4050 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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