Domestic Violence

Temecula Domestic Violence Attorney

Defending Those Who Are Facing Domestic Violence Charges in Riverside County

Domestic violence is a serious accusation that comes with harsh penalties. The state of California is very eager to prosecute those who are charged with domestic violence, which means you’ll be facing an uphill battle if you don’t secure the right representation to defend you in court. Attorney David Grande can fight for alternatives to the severe penalties often associated with domestic violence convictions. Since 2002, he has devoted his practice to criminal defense law and has earned a successful track record in the legal community for the hundreds of cases he has handled. He is prepared to fight for the best possible outcome in your domestic violence case, too.

When charged with domestic violence, your reputation, family, and future well-being will all be at risk as you face the possibility of a conviction and the consequences that go along with it. To best defend and protect your rights at this time, you need to quickly hire an experienced, proven Temecula domestic violence lawyer like Attorney Grande. His good standing with local judges, District Attorneys, and prosecutors means you’ll stand a better chance of getting your charges dropped or your sentencing reduced.

Are you facing charges of domestic violence? Call The Law Office of David E. Grande today at (951) 221-4331 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Temecula domestic violence lawyer.

Understanding Your Legal Options

Cases involving domestic abuse can be intricate and emotionally intense. Whether you're dealing with accusations of domestic violence or are a sufferer of such abuse, comprehending your legal entitlements and alternatives is crucial. At The Law Office of David E Grande, our seasoned attorney specializing in domestic violence can offer the necessary assistance and direction to help you traverse the legal system.

Our legal services include:

  • Defense against domestic violence charges
  • Protection orders for victims of domestic abuse
  • Legal representation in court proceedings
  • Advocacy for victims of domestic violence
  • Guidance on understanding and exercising your legal rights

To protect your rights and get the best possible outcome for your case, you must get legal counsel as soon as possible. Reach out to our committed domestic violence attorney to talk about your circumstances and explore the legal options that may be available to you.

What Is Domestic Violence?

By definition, domestic violence is abuse or threats of abuse when the alleged victim and the defendant:

  • Are or have been in an intimate relationship
  • Married or domestic partners
  • Are dating or used to date
  • Live or lived together
  • Have a child together
  • Are closely related by blood or by marriage

What is Considered Abuse?

The domestic violence laws define “abuse” as:

  • Physically hurting or trying to hurt someone, intentionally or recklessly
  • Sexual assault
  • Making someone reasonably afraid that they or someone else are about to be seriously hurt (like threats or promises to harm someone)
  • Behavior like harassing, stalking, threatening, or hitting someone; disturbing someone’s peace; or destroying someone’s personal property

Different Forms of Abuse

Forms of abuse include:

  • Kicking
  • Shoving
  • Pushing
  • Throwing things
  • Scaring or stalking the alleged victim
  • Preventing the alleged victim from freely coming and going

It also includes verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse, not just physical.

California Domestic Violence Laws

Domestic violence laws in California are very specific and complex, so Attorney Grande will work diligently to prove that your case details do not satisfy every aspect of these domestic violence laws. Even if he can prove that your actions were not willful or done on purpose, this detail alone could benefit your likelihood of a favorable result.

Those convicted of domestic violence could face misdemeanor or felony punishments, depending on whether the defendant committed assault and battery or a corporal injury. Attorney Grande will analyze every detail connected to your case to find ways to reduce your charges or get them dismissed altogether.

Misdemeanor Domestic Violence

If you’re convicted of domestic battery, this misdemeanor is  punishable by:

  • Up to a $2,000 fine
  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Both fines and imprisonment
  • A restraining order may be ordered against you
  • You may be forced to participate in a rehabilitation program

Felony Domestic Violence

If you’re convicted of inflicting a felony corporal  injury on the victim, you may face:

  • Up to a $6,000 fine
  • Both fines and imprisonment
  • A restraining order may be ordered against you
  • A minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 4 years in jail
  • You may be forced to participate in a rehabilitation program

Strong Defense Strategies 

Attorney David Grande can attempt to combat your accusations by using defense strategies such as:

  • Self-defense
  • Police misconduct
  • Lack of evidence
  • False allegations
  • Accident
  • Misidentification
  • Domestic violence didn’t happen at all

What are the Penalties for a Domestic Battery Charge in CA?

In California, domestic battery is the unlawful and willful use of violence or force against a former or current intimate partner. If you are charged and convicted of domestic battery, you can face the following penalties:

  • Up to a $2,000 fine
  • Up to 364 days in jail
  • Or both

If convicted, you may also be required to complete a batterers’ treatment program, pay to reimburse the victim’s counseling and pay a fine to fund a battered women’s shelter.

Protecting Your Rights in Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence cases can be complex and emotionally charged, and it's important to have a knowledgeable and experienced Temecula domestic violence attorney on your side to protect your rights. Our team at The Law Office of David E. Grande is dedicated to providing strong legal representation for individuals facing domestic violence charges in Riverside County.

When you work with us, you can expect:

  • Compassionate and confidential legal guidance
  • Thorough investigation and preparation for your case
  • Customized defense strategies tailored to your unique situation
  • Advocacy for your rights in and out of the courtroom
  • Clear communication and support throughout the legal process

Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony domestic violence charges, we are committed to fighting for the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your legal options.

Contact An Experienced Temecula Domestic Violence Lawyer Today!

You do not deserve to sit behind bars or pay large fines if you don’t have to. When you hire Attorney David Grande to defend your domestic violence case, you can feel confident knowing that he will commit his time, focus, and valuable resources to defending you against the allegations that have been made in your name. Our Temecula domestic violence attorney has been 100% dedicated to defending criminal cases, and only that, for 18 years. His dedication and passion for helping clients fight for their liberties is truly unique. We serve clients throughout Riverside County.

Contact The Law Office of David E. Grande by dialing (951) 221-4331 to get started on your defense with our Temecula domestic violence attorney. 

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the potential defense strategies for combatting domestic violence accusations?

Potential defense strategies for combatting domestic violence accusations include self-defense, police misconduct, lack of evidence, false allegations, accident, misidentification, and arguing that the domestic violence didn’t happen at all.

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