What is domestic abuse?

Spousal abuse, also known as domestic abuse or domestic violence, is the physical or emotional battering of an intimate partner or spouse. The alleged batterer uses the victim for personal gain and to gain control over the victim. Threats, psychological abuse and physical violence are often associated with spousal abuse. If you have been arrested under the pretense that you were involved in domestic violence, it is important that you contact a lawyer right away to defend your rights.

There are unfortunate circumstances where a partner or ex-spouse makes an allegation that you were abusive, when in fact you were not. Jealousy, anger and looking to take an advantage over someone in alimony or child custody proceedings may compel someone to make a false accusation about spousal abuse. If you are convicted, you may be facing jail time, fines and probation along with anger management courses. The moment you are arrested or find that you are under investigation for spousal abuse, you need to contact an San Jose spousal abuse lawyer as soon as possible.

Working with a San Jose Spousal Abuse Defnse Attorney

A temporary restraining order may have been placed on you after your initial arrest for domestic violence. When this happens, it is important that you contact a San Jose spousal abuse attorney and start working on building a strong defense case. If the accusations against you are false, you can contest the restraining order and work with me to find weaknesses in the prosecuting party’s case. I will aggressively defend your charges and if you are unable to be dismissed, I will work to reduce your sentencing. The California justice system can be harsh and there are many jurors and judges who will not take lightly to accusation of a batterer; that it is why it is so important that you hire a lawyer.