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Redwood City Domestic Violence Lawyer

Accused of Domestic Violence in the Bay Area?

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Domestic violence is a type of serious, violent crime that can encompass a number of different acts. Many arrests for domestic violence result from a family member, neighbor, or bystander calling the police after witnessing what they believed to be an altercation. Other times, family members and even spouses use allegations of domestic violence to gain leverage in divorces and child custody settlements. Whatever the case may be, you need strong legal defense on your side if you have been arrested.

Contact the Redwood City domestic violence attorneyfrom Law Offices of Shelley D. Dwyer today at (650) 419-2940 for a free consultation if you were accused of domestic violence.

California Domestic Violence Laws

In California, domestic violence refers to any crime committed against a person with whom you share a residence. While most commonly thought to involve two people in a relationship, this is not always the case. Domestic violence can also include acts that make someone fear for their safety, even without physical violence.

Domestic violence may involve:

  • Physical assault
  • Battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Emotional/verbal abuse
  • Child abuse/endangerment
  • Stalking
  • Harassment

Our Bay Area domestic violence attorney provides aggressive and experienced representation for clients accused of these acts.

Punishments for Domestic Violence in California

The exact penalties you could face depend on the nature of the alleged acts you are being accused of, as well as your criminal history if you have one.

If you are convicted of felony domestic violence, you could be facing:

  • Time in jail or prison
  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Civil penalties of a felony conviction

Our Bay Area domestic violence lawyer realizes how serious these charges are and we are committed to providing you with top-quality advocacy.

If you would like to speak with a proficient Bay Area criminal defense attorney, contact us now at (650) 419-2940.

When Your Freedom Is On the Line,

Contact the Law Offices of Shelley D. Dwyer.
  1. Attorney Dwyer has over 30 years of experience in criminal defense.
  2. We provide vigorous and aggressive defense.
  3. We have handled more than 150 jury trials.
  4. We offer initial consultations free of charge.
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