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 the Bakersfield
criminal defense attorney at 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. Our criminal lawyer in Bakersfield knows 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.