When You Need to Fight a Domestic Violence Charge in San Diego
Law enforcement officials in San Diego are highly sensitive when it comes to allegations of domestic violence. Based on the way California laws are written, it doesn’t take much evidence for an arrest to be made purely out of caution for everyone’s safety. But the downside of this is that sometimes, a person can be arrested even though no crime has been committed. And unfortunately, an arrest that is designed to provide maximum protection for victims can sometimes mean that a defendant’s rights are not being protected adequately. In domestic violence cases, emotions run high, and that’s why it is imperative that you mount a strong defense immediately if you have been charged.
Possible Domestic Violence Defense Strategies
There are many types of domestic violence that a person can be charged with. Some are misdemeanors, but many are also felonies. Penalties can be substantial, including several years in jail, court costs and fines, the loss of the right to own a firearm, and other possible consequences.
With representation by an experienced attorney, there are several defense options you can pursue. For example, it’s not uncommon for an angry spouse or someone you may be divorcing to seek revenge or to put you in a negative light if you’re in the middle of a custody battle. Another strategy is that you can claim self-defense, especially if you can show a history of abuse by the other spouse.
Contact Us When You Need a Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in San Diego
Domestic violence charges can take place between two spouses, children, parents, or roommates. Some charges have more serious consequences than others, but every accusation can impact your life if you have been accused. That’s why it is essential that you contact Marc Kohnen to begin mounting a strong and effective defense as soon as possible.
The Law Office of Marc S. Kohnen is a recognized criminal defense firm that serves clients in San Diego and other nearby California communities such as Chula Vista, Eastlake, National City, Mission Valley, El Cajon, La Mesa, Julian, Ramona, Vista, and San Marcos. For a free initial consultation, contact his office at (619) 398-2500 or complete this contact form.
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Contact The Law Office of Marc S. Kohnen if you have been arrested and charged with a crime and need a skilled San Diego criminal defense lawyer. The firm represents clients throughout the community, and you can learn about their services by visiting the Areas We Serve page.Office of Marc S. Kohnen
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