Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Berkeley and Alameda County
Domestic violence offenses are the result of conflict with those people that we have the most intimate relationships. Charges can come from allegations of simple assault against a spouse or partner to child and elder abuse. They can be misdemeanors or felonies and have far-reaching consequences beyond the criminal justice system.
Typically, courts act quickly to put protective orders in place following a domestic violence arrest. These orders can split families forcing you to maintain two households or change custody and visitation orders. To have the best outcome with 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 over 25 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 thoroughly discuss the case with you and explain your options and their benefits and risks. I understand that these cases touch the people with whome you are the closest.
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 partner and your children
- Loss of your right to own or possess firearms
- 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.