Domestic Violence

Los Angeles Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers, Experienced California Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal conviction in the state of California for a domestic violence charge?  If so, you could be in serious trouble with law enforcement, investigators and the courts of California.  Domestic violence is an issue that affects thousands of Californians per year.  Shelters throughout the cities of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Santa Clarita are full of woman, children and men who have been victimized by a loved one or family member because of domestic violence and spousal abuse.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, you will need a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side who can effectively protect your rights. By obtaining legal representation as soon as possible, you have the best chance of getting a positive outcome for your unique case. Your lawyer can thoroughly investigate the charges you face and work to protect your rights and freedom both in and out of the courtroom.

Domestic Violence Penalties and Repercussions in California

With a California domestic violence accusation, even if the victim does not want to press charges, the district attorney can still follow through and formally charge you with the crime. A domestic violence conviction can carry a very severe sentence in the state of California.  If convicted you may be sentenced to the following penalties:

  • Felony charge
  • Maximum 4 years in State Prison
  • Minimum $6,000 fine
  • Mandatory counseling
  • Restitution to the victim
  • Probation
  • Mandatory community service
  • Lifetime mark on your criminal record

In addition to the above penalties, due to any restraining orders , or orders of protection put in place by a judge, you will also lose your rights to go anywhere near the victim. At the Law Offices of Trent Copeland, our attorneys recognize that in some cases a person may be wrongly accused.  We provide all of our clients with aggressive representation for their domestic violence cases throughout Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura, California. When you work with an attorney at our firm, you are working with someone who will fight to protect your rights.