Orange County Domestic Violence Attorney
Understanding Criminal Charges of Spousal Abuse
Domestic violence charges can be extremely serious. In fact, domestic violence is known as a "wobbler," meaning that the offense can be charged as a misdemeanor or as a felony. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you could be facing years in prison if you are convicted. Due to the emotional aspect that often accompanies domestic violence cases in Orange County, it is very important that you have the best possible protection when you are up against any severity of domestic abuse charges.
With the help of an experienced and aggressive Orange County criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, you can give yourself the best possible chance at success. When you are looking for an attorney who can provide you with the attention and care that your case deserves, look no further than their firm. Mr. Bridgman's legal team is extremely experienced and dedicated to providing each and every client with the personalized counsel and representation necessary to provide the defense you need.
Criminal Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic abuse charges can include such offenses as:
- Child abuse
- Spousal abuse
- Elder abuse
- Spousal rape
If you are convicted, you could face serious consequences, including the following:
- Jail time;
- Protective/restraining order;
- Community service; and
- Felony or misdemeanor on your record
Even if you have not yet been formally charged, it is important to speak with a competent domestic violence lawyer if you suspect that you will be arrested or charged for domestic violence. It is equally crucial to consult a legal professional if you have been arrested or charged with a crime that you did not commit. Due to the intimate nature that usually surrounds domestic violence and family/close relationship-related crimes, it has happened that false accusations have been brought against both men and women. No one wants to spend time in jail for a crime that they did not commit.