If you are facing accusations of domestic violence, you may be worried that everyone will assume the accusations are true and that you will not get an opportunity to tell your side of the story. Unfortunately, these cases are not only tried in the courtroom, but also in the court of public opinion. I am here to make sure your side of the story is told and presented in the way the events actually transpired.
Get Help As a dedicated Oakland criminal defense attorney, Nabiel C. Ahmed represents people throughout the Bay Area who have been charged with domestic violence. Contact our firm today for a free consultation
In California, if you are convicted of committing a violent crime against a current or former spouse, a current or former cohabitant, or someone with whom you have a child, you face strict criminal penalties under the laws against domestic violence. These penalties can include:
The penalties can be even higher if you have previous convictions or are found to have used a weapon. If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is important to hire a lawyer who is prepared to take every opportunity to fight your charges and their potential consequences.
Domestic violence is one of the most hot-button criminal defense issues. Many of the accusations that are made against people in these cases are one-sided and do not reflect what really happened in the incident in question. We have the understanding and ability to accurately portray what really happened in your case and then argue why you should be acquitted or not sentenced to jail and left with a criminal record. In addition to providing criminal defense against domestic violence charges, we also represent clients who have been served with domestic violence restraining orders.
There are many resources out there for people who believe they have suffered domestic violence. Our goal, however, is to make sure people who are accused of domestic violence get a fair chance to defend themselves. Call today at (510) 907-6600.