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Domestic Violence

Your freedom and future are at stake.

Facing Domestic Violence Charges? Get Legal Advice And Representation Promptly For Best Results.

The term “domestic violence” normally refers to violence or threats of violence upon
someone in the same household or in a present or past intimate or family relationship — usually
one of the following:

  • A husband, a wife or a same-sex spouse
  • A boyfriend, girlfriend, domestic partner or former domestic partner
  • The other parent of an alleged victim’s child

Domestic abuse or family violence accusations may also refer to child abuse, abuse of an elderly
parent or another family member. If you or a loved one has been accused of domestic violence or
domestic abuse in California, lawyers at The Law Office of Glew & Kim urge you to get legal
advice and representation as soon as possible. From law offices in Santa Ana, we serve clients
from throughout the region.

Our goal in
every criminal defense matter is the same: to protect our clients’
constitutional rights and help them achieve the most favorable outcome attainable. Immediate
concerns often include reclaiming access to one’s home and/or children. More long-term concerns,
such as clearing one’s name and avoiding a criminal record, can have even farther reaching

What Are Your Specific Legal Charges Having To Do With Domestic Violence?

Attorneys at our firm will also begin your case — if you decide to retain our services — with a
careful review of your criminal charges. Police may have charged you with two or more offenses.
We have often helped clients eliminate some charges through aggressive advocacy early in their
domestic violence cases. Depending on individual circumstances, your criminal charges may
include one or more of the following:

  • Spousal abuse
  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Criminal threats
  • Threatening phone calls
  • Damage to phone, cable or television lines
  • Intimidating a witness or victim

Did Police Charge You With A Misdemeanor Or Felony? Was It An Alleged Local, State Or Federal

Whether your case will be classified as
a misdemeanor or felony will normally depend on the
seriousness of the case.
Severe cuts and broken bones will almost always be
charged as felonies. No injury or slight injury cases will be charged as misdemeanors. Prior
acts of violence by the person charged may also factor into the prosecutor’s decision to file it
as a felony.

Potential Penalties

If charged as a felony, the defendant could serve at least two years or more in the state prison.
If charged as a misdemeanor, the punishment is not more than one year in the county jail. Also,
the law requires that the defendant complete a 52-week program.

The court will most likely order a stay-away order, which prohibits the defendant from having any
contact with the victim.

Our attorneys advocate zealously for our clients, fighting for the least punitive outcome for
each one.

Your Freedom And Your Future Are Our Top Concerns

For best results after a domestic violence arrest, consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
Contact our Santa Ana law firm
by email or by calling 714-713-4525  to learn how we can help.

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