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Domestic Violence Lawyer in Fresno

Professional Defense for Domestic Violence Charges in California

If you are facing domestic violence allegations in Fresno, it is crucial that you understand the full magnitude of the potential consequences you could meet and take proactive steps to avoid or reduce them. In addition, picking a domestic violence lawyer in Fresno for such a situation can be the deciding factor in the outcome of your domestic violence case.

At the Days Law Firm, our Fresno domestic violence 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.

Can an Arrest For Domestic Violence Be Made Without Evidence in California?

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. Those reasons are common in domestic abuse allegations in emotionally charged situations involving separation, divorce, child custody battles, and relationship breakdowns.

Domestic Violence Charges in California

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.

What are the Consequences for Non-Citizens if Convicted of Domestic Violence?

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.

How Serious Is A Domestic Violence Charge?

The judge will base the punishment on the seriousness of the case and on whether this was a first offense or not. Domestic violence is a serious offense that brings serious prison time but more importantly, it can taint a person's credibility and self-respect. It can likewise impact work prospects in the future along with living opportunities.

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 with our Fresno domestic violence lawyer.

Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled

Strong & Effective Defense

  • People v. Doe Conviction Reversed

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

  • People v. Gomez, et. al. Mandatory Life Case Dismissed

    In 2021, Marc represented a client in Los Angeles Superior Court who was charged with kidnapping to commit robbery, which carries a mandatory life sentence upon conviction. After the preliminary hearing the case was dismissed.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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. Ferguson Not Guilty Verdict

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

  • 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.

  • United States v. Martinez

    In 2020, the Federal Court appointed Marc to represent client. On February 23, 2021, the court, over the government’s objection, granted Marc’s motion for compassionate release of his client who had served 102 months of a 262 month sentence.

  • 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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