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Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Santa Clarita

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According to California law, domestic violence crimes are defined by the relationship between the accuser and the accused. These crimes are committed by one family or household member against another, or between intimate partners. These relationships are defined in State statutes and can be flexible. For example, while a dating relationship is easily defined as a social and romantic partnership, the definition of a family or household member is more extensive and nuanced.

For example, these relationships may include:

  • A spouse or a former spouse
  • Parents who share a child
  • People with a parent-child relationship, including stepchildren, stepparents, grandparents, and grandchildren
  • Adults who are related by blood or marriage
  • Adults living together, or who have previously lived together
  • Roommates of former roommates
  • Those who are currently dating or who have previously dated

To further complicate matters, domestic violence and assault can be used as a weapon against the accused and charges can be brought about to gain an upper hand in a variety of family law matters, particularly child custody and support issues. This is why it becomes even more important that you retain the services of an attorney who will listen to your side of the story, share your concerns, and work with you to create a solid case that defends your rights and best interests.

Call the Law Offices of Mario Valencia at (661) 338-6455 today!

Domestic Violence Charges Should Always Be Taken Seriously

Domestic violence charges are incredibly serious and carry long-term consequences that can affect all areas of your life and future.

Consequences can include:

  • Probation
  • No-contact orders
  • Limitations on rights to residential custody and visitation with children
  • Housing consequences
  • Restrictions on volunteering at your child’s school or coaching a youth sports team
  • Mandatory arrest provisions
  • Prohibitions against firearm possession
  • Court-ordered treatment
  • Travel restrictions
  • Enhanced penalties

Because of the serious nature of these charges, it is vital that you seek legal representation. Our Santa Clarita domestic violence attorney can help you understand what you are up against and what measures can be taken to protect your interests.

Law Offices of Mario Valencia: Going Beyond the Case

Taking into account the considerable impact a domestic violence or assault accusation and/or conviction may have on you and your family, our firm’s approach goes beyond the case. We believe it is important to consider your life and how it will be affected. We also believe that no one should be defined by the worst thing they’ve ever done – or the worst thing they’ve ever been wrongfully accused of doing. Through competent and compassionate counsel, we fight for and negotiate on behalf of those who have been accused of domestic violence in Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Lancaster, and the surrounding communities.

Don’t delay: If you are facing a domestic violence charge, call (661) 338-6455.

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