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Fresno Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Extensive Experience with Proven Results

Domestic violence charges can dramatically impact your life in many negative ways. They generally start with a 911 call to local police who are obligated to investigate. Many law enforcement agencies have policies in place that will automatically lead to an arrest of whomever the investigating officers deem to be the main aggressor. This can occur even in the absence of credible evidence. An arrest can also be based on an accuser’s statement that may be exaggerated, misleading, and false. This is common in allegations of domestic abuse in emotionally charged situations involving separation, divorce, child custody battles, and relationship breakdowns.

If you are facing domestic violence allegations, it is crucial that you understand the full magnitude of the potential consequences you could face and take proactive steps to avoid or reduce them. Your choice of an attorney in such a situation can be the deciding factor in the outcome of your case. At the Days Law Firm, our attorney has handled hundreds of these types of cases with a vast number resulting in dismissal. Many that have not been dismissed have been resolved with reduced charges. We provide representation backed by decades of extensive state and federal experience.

Arrested on a domestic violence charge? Contact Days Law Firm at (559) 550-5002 for legal guidance. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Domestic Violence Charges

Allegations of violence can threaten your freedom, the right to bear arms, and living conditions. Charges can lead to a domestic violence restraining order, which is not even a criminal conviction, and prohibit your possessing a firearm. Under federal law, possession of a firearm after having been convicted of domestic violence (whether a felony or misdemeanor) is illegal and punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison.

Under California law, it is a crime to harm or threaten to harm the following family or intimate partners:

  • Spouses and former spouses
  • Fiancé(ē)s or former fiancé(ē)s
  • Dating partners or former dating partners
  • Someone with whom you live or have lived (cohabitants)
  • Someone with whom you have a child
  • Domestic partners or former domestic partners
  • Anyone to whom you are related by blood or marriage

Domestic violence offenses are generally charged as misdemeanors that can result in minimum mandatory time in jail, fines, restitution to the victim for medical expenses or property damage, and usually mandatory attendance at a 52-week batterers treatment program. It also results in a 10-year firearms ban under state law and lifetime ban under federal law and can lead to a restraining order and loss of your child custody rights. For non-citizens, it may have immigration consequences such as removal or inadmissibility to this country. Finally, it will result in a permanent criminal record that can damage your ability to gain employment, rental housing, educational aid, and professional licenses, such as for real estate, nursing, piloting, pharmacy, and more.

Types of Domestic Violence Offenses

Various crimes have been established as domestic violence crimes in California, each with its own Penal Code defining it and the penalties it carries. These crimes include:

  • Corporal injury
  • Domestic battery
  • Child abuse
  • Child endangerment
  • Child neglect
  • Elder abuse
  • Stalking
  • Criminal threats
  • Damaging a phone line
  • Trespassing
  • Distributing revenge porn
  • Posting harmful information about the victim on the internet

Your charges in any domestic violence offense will be based on the nature of the crime, the extent of damage caused to the victim, and whether you have prior convictions. Many domestic violence crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. Felonies generally carry more severe consequences such as increased custody time and fines.

Fight Back with Experienced Legal Representation

When charged with a domestic violence crime, it is best not to discuss your case with anyone without legal representation. Our firm will aggressively protect your rights and work diligently on your behalf in investigating your arrest and its circumstances. We will use all of our considerable legal skills seeking the best possible result, such as a dismissal, reduced charges, or reduced sentencing.

Contact Days Law Firm at (559) 550-5002 for a free phone consultation about your case today.

Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled

Strong & Effective Defense

  • United States v. York, et al 15 Year Mandatory Minimum Charge Dismissed

    Conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering and sex trafficking by force charges, negotiated dismissal of 15 to life charge, with a likely guideline range of 360 months to life. After hearing Marc, the court imposed a 10-year sentence. Read the transcript below.

  • People v. Rodriguez, et al Sentenced to Probation and Released

    Charged with beating a correctional officer with his own baton, jury votes 10-2 not guilty. Client pleads to non-serious felony and gets released from custody that day.

  • People v. Guerrero, et al Bail Reduced from $1 Million to $30,000

    Bail Reduced from $1 million to $30,000 following dismissal of 5 out 6 charges at the preliminary hearing.

  • United States v. Habash, et al Govt. Motion for $3.1 Million Denied

    Federal synthetic drug case, drug charges dismissed in exchange for plea to violating a financial reporting requirement, district court denied government's motion for a money judgment of $3.1 million.

  • People v. Jiminez Bank Robbery Conviction Reversed

    Bank robbery trial, conviction reversed for overruling Marc’s objection to the admission of DNA evidence.

  • People v. Doe Conviction Reversed

    Drug distribution federal trial, conviction reversed for overruling Marc’s request for information and evidence helpful to the defense.

  • United States v. Reyna Motion Suppression of Wiretaps

    Marc represented a client charged with distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute and manufacture methamphetamine, and possession of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine. Wiretaps suppressed.

  • United States v. Ferguson Not Guilty Verdict

    Federal trial, not guilty of first and second degree murder.

  • United States v. Brown Charges Dismissed - Insanity Defense

    Federal trial for charge of attempted murder, hung jury based on insanity defense, charge dismissed.

  • United States v. Mitchell 10 Year Mandatory Minimum Charge Dismissed

    An alleged drug deal gone bad, four people shot, two people died. Negotiated dismissal of the 10-year mandatory minimum, the government argued for 20 years, after hearing Marc the court imposed an 8-year sentence. Read the transcript below.

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