Domestic violence offenses are harshly prosecuted in California. You may be stigmatized as the "bad guy," even when that isn't really the case. Charges can range from simple assault for getting into a fight with your girlfriend to child abuse to elder abuse. They can be misdemeanors or felonies with far-reaching consequences.
Typically, courts act quickly to put emergency protective orders in place following a domestic violence offense. These orders can split families, preventing you from seeing your spouse or children and forcing you to maintain two households. To challenge these no-contact orders, you must take appropriate action as soon as possible.
Oakland Area Family Violence Defense Lawyer
Whatever type of charge you are facing, it is important to seek guidance from an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer in Berkeley or the surrounding areas. For 20 years, I, attorney Elena Condes, have been a strong advocate for people like you facing all types of domestic violence charges.
When you contact me for a free consultation, I will sit down with you and uncover what really happened. I understand that, in many cases, emotions run high and accusations get overblown.
No matter the particular circumstances of your case, I will work tirelessly to defend your rights and present evidence to give the prosecution context to the events so they can better understand you and your particular situation.
Why Hire A Lawyer?
Given the seriousness of domestic violence charges, it is important to hire an experienced attorney who will fight for you. Trying to navigate the system yourself can lead to harsh consequences. Depending on your situation, you may be facing an uphill battle to return to your home, get your kids back or clear your record.
The consequences of domestic violence charges can have a profound impact on your life. For example, you might be facing:
- Jail time
- Separation from your spouse or significant other and your children
- Loss of your right to own or possessfirearms
- Serious immigration consequences, including deportation
- Mandatory counseling and probation
I am experienced in handling all types of domestic violence cases, from the most basic to the most serious. I know what it takes to strategize the best defense and obtain the best outcome for your situation. As your advocate, I will put in the time and effort to ensure that we go to trial — or to the bargaining table — with the strongest footing.
Contact Me · Free Consultation
For a free initial consultation, call the Law Offices of Elena Condes at 510-926-6120. Hablamos español.