If you have been charged with a domestic violence crime in San Diego, you need to act fast to properly prepare your defense. Domestic violence laws in California are particularly strict on the accused. The prosecutor’s case will be driven by the facts, but also by much more than that. In their case against you, the prosecutors will also employ stereotype, stigma, and an ultra-sensitive concern for any alleged victim of domestic violence. For these reasons, in order to successfully defend yourself against domestic violence charges, you need a lawyer who not only knows the domestic violence laws, but also knows how to combat the emotions and stereotypes that are universally attached to these types of charges.
Most San Diego domestic violence cases involve either Penal Code 273.5 or Penal Code 243(e)(1). Your lawyer must know these laws thoroughly. Learn more about these laws here. Domestic violence cases also involve many elements that do not necessarily relate to the facts of the specific incident for which you were arrested. To learn more about the types of issues relevant to fighting your San Diego domestic violence criminal case, click here.
Your first priority, however, is to hire a lawyer who can guide you through the process and plan your defense strategy for you. An experienced San Diego domestic violence lawyer can mean the difference between jail and freedom.