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San Francisco Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic violence is a legal matter that is heavily punished under state law. Once law enforcement has been contacted regarding an accusation of abuse, the case is out of your hands. Even when the alleged victim later recants, the prosecutor can proceed with legal action against you. It is critical that you have aggressive legal counsel from a domestic violence attorney from Okabe & Haushalter to manage your case. Defense actions should be initiated immediately if you hope to avoid the penalties that could be imposed in a conviction.

What constitutes domestic violence?

Domestic abuse involves violence between people who reside together, girlfriend/boyfriends, or between ex-spouses. Domestic violence includes such actions as the following:

  • Sexual Abuse / Rape
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Threats
  • Intimidation

Once the authorities are involved, you need to take action to protect your rights by not answering any questions about the incident until you have spoken with a defense attorney at Okabe & Haushalter. Even if the alleged victim decides not to make a complaint and you are not arrested at the scene, an officer may investigate further and return later with an arrest warrant.

Defense for Misdemeanor & Felony Charges

An accusation of domestic violence can result in harsh penalties such as incarceration in a local jail or state prison, counseling and anger management classes, fines, and community service. A conviction can also have a negative impact on visitation or child custody or on an on-going divorce case. A false allegation can endanger your future just as much as an accusation based on fact. Okabe & Haushalter provides skilled defense for clients who have been charged with committing an act or threat of violence. Our firm provides effective defense strategies geared to hold up in court and protect your rights under the law. In investigating and analyzing the case against you, we can build a defense to counter exaggerated claims, gather crucial evidence, or prove your innocence. By consulting our firm, you could change the outcome of your case.