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Skilled Defense Against Allegations Of Family Violence

Facing accusations of domestic violence can turn your world upside down and jeopardize the personal and professional life you’ve worked hard to cultivate. When you’re facing such accusations, it’s critical to have a dedicated team by your side, one that is committed to safeguarding your rights and providing a robust defense.

At Zarabi Law, we recognize the gravity of your situation, and we are ready to help you find a resolution. It’s our mission to ensure your voice is heard and your side of the story is presented at every stage of your criminal matter.

Understanding What’s At Stake With Domestic Violence Charges

In California, being convicted of a domestic violence offense can lead to harsh penalties, including:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Steep fines
  • Being subjected to a restraining order and its collateral consequences (like being unable to continue living in a shared home)
  • Loss of child custody or visitation rights
  • A ban on firearm ownership or possession
  • A lasting criminal record
  • Potential deportation for noncitizens

These repercussions can affect nearly every facet of your life, casting a long shadow over personal relationships, employment opportunities and your social standing.

Potential Defense Strategies In Your Domestic Violence Case

Depending on the details of the incident, you may be able to employ either a negative defense or an affirmative one. A negative defense counters the alleged victim’s claims. As one example, you might argue that the allegations are false and there is no substantive evidence to prove your committed violence. You might also argue that the injuries or wounds the alleged victim has were preexisting and/or were inflicted by someone else.

You might also assert an “affirmative defense,” where you do not dispute that you caused the alleged victim’s wounds but instead provide context that may justify it. Self-defense or defense of others is a common affirmative defense. You could also explain that the injury was unintentional and was not the result of purposeful violence.

No matter the circumstances that led to your current predicament, our criminal defense lawyers are adept at engaging with prosecutors to discuss charge reductions or plea agreements. They are also prepared to take your case to trial, if necessary. Our team’s primary focus is on achieving the most favorable outcome for you, tailored to your specific needs and situation.

False Allegations Are More Common Than Many Realize

While many allegations of domestic violence are grounded in fact and many others contain at least some truth, there are also significant number of claims that are entirely fabricated. When one person falsely claims to be a domestic violence victim, it is usually for personal gain or other self-serving reasons. False domestic violence allegations most often occur:

  • During contentious divorce and child custody disputes, when one parent wants to deprive the other of their custody and visitation rights
  • After the end of a romantic relationship when one partner wants to punish the other
  • The desire to destroy someone’s career and/or reputation following a dispute
  • Following a messy breakup, a former partner becomes convinced by family and friends that they must have been a victim of abuse

False allegations cause very real harm to the accused, and that’s often the point of making them. If the accusations against you are baseless lies, our attorneys will work tirelessly to expose the truth and clear your name.

Tell Us Your Side Of The Story In A Free Consultation

Remember, you do not have to navigate this trying time alone. Zarabi Law is here to stand with you, fight for you and help you move forward with your life. From our Los Angeles office, we serve clients throughout California.

If you’d like to schedule a free initial consultation (in-person or virtual), call us at 866-385-2925 or submit an online contact form. Se habla español.