When tempers flare during a domestic dispute, things can quickly escalate out of control. Even normal every day gestures can get misconstrued and blown out of proportion. When this occurs, your spouse or domestic partner could contact the authorities and have a domestic violence restraining order issued against you.
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When this occurs, you need an aggressive and passionate Oakland criminal defense attorney on your side. These cases are rarely cut and dry and often rely heavily on the "victim's" side of the story. You need an attorney who will make the courts hear your side of the story and who will fight zealously to have the restraining order dismissed.
In the State of California, only persons with an intimate relationship can file a domestic violence restraining order. This includes spouses, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, family members, domestic partners, and roommates. In general, there are three levels of protection that a domestic violence restraining offers:
An experienced East Bay criminal defense attorney can help build your defense and represent you at the hearing. You will need someone on your side to show the court that you are not a threat to the victim. Often times, enrolling in a domestic violence-counseling program or an anger management program is enough to convince the court to reduce the protective order or remove it all together.
If you have been accused of violating an already existing domestic violence restraining order, it is critical that you contact an Oakland criminal defense attorney immediately. While violations are classified as misdemeanors, they do carry hefty penalties.
Our criminal defense law firm serves clients in Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and throughout the East Bay. Call the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed today to set up a free review of your case. You can reach us at (510) 907-6600 for a free consultation and to start building a solid defense against these serious domestic violence charges. If you are already detained, we are also available for phone consultations and jail interviews. You can also fill out a confidential contact form.