Ventura Domestic Violence Attorney
What is Domestic Violence in California?
When a person commits an abusive act against a family or household member, they could be accused of domestic violence. The conduct does not have to be physical for it to be considered an offense: Any threat that makes a person reasonably believe that they are at risk of harm can be charged as a crime.
In California, domestic violence cases can involve any of the following:
- Spousal abuse
- Cohabitant abuse
- Dating abuse
- Parental abuse
As may be apparent from the list above, an offense is considered domestic violence when it is committed against a person with whom the alleged perpetrator has either a blood, lawful, or cohabitation relationship. This includes spouses and former spouses, roommates, parents of children, and those in dating or engagement relationships.
Law enforcement officers almost always make an arrest when they are called to the scene of an alleged domestic violence incident, even if there is no evidence to back up the accusation. Unfortunately, many of the allegations are reported are untrue.
In some cases, what was self-defense is mistaken for domestic abuse. In others, the allegation is completely fabricated – nothing more than an outlandish attempt to gain an advantage in a child custody dispute. We can identify these forms of false accusations and help build a strategy on your behalf. The art of defending these types of cases is delicate and must be done in a manner that does not come across as an attack on the other person.
Need aggressive defense for your case? Call us at (805) 467-6542, and discuss your circumstances during a free consultation.
Types of Domestic Violence
A conviction for a domestic violence crime can have severe consequences, including the loss of rights and freedoms. Depending on the type of offense, the accused could spend time in jail or prison and pay large fines. In all cases, they will be banned from owning or buying a firearm. A skilled lawyer can work toward minimizing the effects of a conviction.
Our attorney in Ventura handles all types of domestic violence cases, including:
- Assault and battery
- Criminal threats
- Restraining order violations
- Dissuading a witness
In his 10+ years of legal work, Mr. Welch has been successful in handling dozens of domestic violence cases. He has even taken cases to trial that involve weapons or other serious aggravating factors, and he has won. His case results speak to his level of excellence.
Experienced California Domestic Abuse Legal Counsel
Claims of domestic violence require intensive factual investigation, which can take a lot of time and resources. Many people, under the stress of facing a criminal charge, recognize the importance of having a lawyer on their side to handle the complexities of the legal processes. And while they have the right to a public defender, these attorneys are often overwhelmed with such high workloads that they don’t have the time to devote the necessary attention to these types of cases.
Instead of leaving your criminal matter in the hands of a public defender, reach out to the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch for the focused and personalized attention your case needs. Our Ventura domestic violence lawyer has extensive experience and is ready to put in the time and effort to build a solid legal defense on your behalf and fight your charges.
Your free case evaluation with our domestic violence lawyer in Ventura is only a phone call away at (805) 467-6542. Contact the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch today.
“Mr. Welch took care of all my worries and concerns, while clearing my name.”- James D.
“He made us feel comfortable in his capable hands going through the worst situations our family has faced.”- Lynette D.
“Chris Welch is the best choice and Attorney ever!”- Janet O.