VISTA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWYER
I am Vista domestic violence attorney Peter M. Liss, and I can help you. I have personally defended hundreds of individuals after they were arrested and charged with domestic violence and spousal abuse in Vista. When you call me, I can guarantee you will receive a free initial consultation, and top representation for a reasonable fee.
Domestic Violence Explained
In California, domestic violence is defined as the use of violence, or threats of violence, to:
- 1 A spouse (either husband or wife)
- 2 A person you are cohabiting (living) with
- 3 A person who is the other parent of your child
- 4 A person you have been romantically or sexually intimate with
- 5 A former spouse, cohabitant, or other person you were formerly intimate with
Not all perpetrators of domestic violence are men, nor do California’s domestic violence laws only apply to straight couples. In fact, all types of couples, including those of the same sex, are protected by the state’s domestic violence laws.
Offenses in the “domestic violence” category include spousal abuse, assault, battery, threatening phone calls, criminal threats, stalking, harassment, damaging a phone line, and witness or victim intimidation. Once you are arrested, you should not try to reason with or confront a victim or witness because this may lead to more charges, including a restraining order violation. You should turn the entire matter over to a skilled Vista domestic battery lawyer as soon as possible.
The Victim Does Not Need to Agree to Arrests or Prosecution
Domestic violence crimes are almost always prosecuted by law enforcement agencies even when the alleged victim refuses to press charges or takes back (“recants”) the claims of abuse. There does not need to be other witnesses or other evidence beyond what police officers recorded in their report during the time of arrest. Additionally, there do not need to be any substantial injuries, or even any injuries at all. When both parties seem at fault, the police will generally arrest one person who they believe to be responsible for more of the violence.
This means that even if you and your spouse or other type of partner have reconciled, the case will likely go forward, and you will need a skilled Vista domestic violence attorney to help you. Potential penalties for spousal abuse are severe and may include jail or prison, domestic violence classes, fines, probation as well as a lifetime prohibition on gun ownership. An experienced domestic violence attorney in Vista is essential to obtain the best result based on both the facts and law.
Defenses Against Domestic Violence Accusations
It can be a daunting feeling to be arrested and charged with domestic violence, but it’s important to remember that you can successfully fight these charges. Common defenses used by Vista domestic assault lawyers include:
- 1 Lack of evidence
- 2 False accusations
- 3 Self defense
- 4 Consent
- 5 Mental incapacity
It’s important to remember that not all defenses apply to all situations and attempting to use the wrong defense could hurt your case more than help. This is why it is important to remain silent unless your domestic violence lawyer is present.
Vista Domestic Violence Attorney Peter M. Liss Can Help You
As your domestic violence defense lawyer in Vista, Peter Liss can help you in many ways, starting by advising you to avoid acting in ways that may result in additional charges or add to the evidence against you. Additionally, he can help negotiate for reduced bail or even no bail; interview witnesses and police on your behalf; evaluate and help you decide on the best possible defense for your situation; collect evidence supporting your defense; make court motions on your behalf; seek reduction of charges against you; negotiate a strong plea bargain on your behalf or represent you in trial; and seek out the lowest possible sentence or alternative sentencing options such as probation or anger management classes.
Vista domestic violence defense attorney Peter Liss offers 24 hour services, guaranteeing someone will always answer your call and Mr. Liss will respond promptly to your questions and concerns. He has over 30 years of experience and has successfully handled hundreds of domestic battery and spousal abuse cases just like yours and understands the delicate nature of these cases, which often involve couples and families who wish to stay together. To learn more about how I can help you with family concerns, please go to the Domestic Violence Family Concerns page of this website.
Mr. Liss personally handles all cases from start to finish, offers top-rated services at affordable rates and accepts all major credit cards. You can schedule a free initial consultation at his office, which is located directly across from the Vista jail and courthouse by calling (760) 643-4050.
How to Contact Attorney Peter Liss
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