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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Redwood City Domestic Violence Lawyer

Sometimes domestic violence accusations are real, and someone has been hurt. But often these accusations are false and charges are brought by one spouse to gain an advantage in a divorce or for revenge.

At the Law Offices of Shelley D. Dwyer, we have defended hundreds of people falsely accused of domestic violence. Often, tempers flare, leading to 911 calls involving false or exaggerated facts. Law enforcement takes these allegations very seriously. Once the police are involved, you can no longer talk you way out of the situation — you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. Your immigration status or employment could be at risk.

For over 20 years, attorney Shelley D. Dwyer has vigorously defended clients facing domestic assault and other serious charges. She believes everyone one should have access to a free initial consultation. Contact a Redwood City domestic violence attorney today at 650-367-8500 to schedule one.

Vigorously Defending Clients

Domestic violence is one of the most difficult areas of criminal defense. Frequently there are no independent witnesses and the cases hinge on the credibility of one spouse or partner. Even so, you could face a protection order.

In some situations, a spouse or partner later regrets making false or exaggerated accusations to police officers. Nonetheless, the district attorney’s office will pursue a case. The partner or spouse cannot have the case dismissed. But he or she cannot be compelled to testify and may deny statements he or she allegedly made to police.

Ms. Dwyer meets with neighbors, roommates, family members, or other individuals who witnessed the incident alleged. She interviews as many witnesses as necessary to undercut the case the prosecution has against her client. Attorney Dwyer is experienced handling cases involving domestic violence allegations, including:

  • Child abuse
  • Spousal abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Child endangerment
  • Restraining order violations

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If the charges cannot be dropped, attorney Dwyer will work to obtain testimony from a psychologist showing her client does not present a threat to his or her family or the community. She works to prevent a protective order and the other penalties from being imposed on her clients.

Contact her law office today at 650-367-8500 to schedule a free initial consultation. We will return your call within one hour. To learn more about your rights, reference our criminal defense information center.