Bakersfield Domestic Violence Attorney
Information on Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence is any form of violence that is perpetrated against members
of your household. Domestic violence is typified as violence between a
husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, or any two people living together
in a romantic relationship. Violence against children, siblings, or elderly
individuals living with the alleged abuser can also be considered domestic
violence. Domestic violence is a serious crime that will damage your reputation
if you are convicted. Contact a Bakersfield criminal defense attorney
from our firm today if you have been accused of domestic violence.
In most cases, domestic violence is an enhancement charge that is added
to another criminal charge, such as
battery. A domestic violence enhancement can extend the jail sentence that you
may be facing if convicted, as well as increase the length of probation,
and the monetary fines you will be forced to pay. A domestic violence
conviction can result in up to 6 years or more of jail time, and monetary
fines as high as $6,000. Additionally, if you are convicted of domestic
violence, you may lose your right to see your children and other personal
Domestic Violence Attorney in Bakersfield
Although California does not have a mandatory arrest law, if a police officer
is called to the scene of a domestic dispute, they will likely make an
arrest. Once an arrest has been made, it is no longer the decision of
the alleged victim to decide whether or not to press charges. The court
prosecutor can press charges whether the alleged victim wants to or not.
At The Law Offices of Kyle J. Humphrey, we are dedicated to defending
our clients who are facing criminal charges whether they are violent crimes,
drug crimes, or
white collar crimes. We know that you are concerned about your future and your freedom. The
need for quality defense counsel is the most important factor in whether
you are acquitted or found guilty of the offense. We know how to operate
in the criminal justice system and advise you to contact us without delay.
Contact a Bakersfield domestic violence attorney
from our firm today to discuss your case and possible defense strategies.