Helping You Effectively Deal With Domestic Violence Issues
California takes domestic abuse allegations seriously. Depending on the severity of the specific incident, the court may issue a domestic violence restraining order, prohibiting the named individual from contacting the victim. Whether you have suffered from domestic violence or have been accused of committing abuse, you need a skilled lawyer to protect your rights.
My name is Mike Darlington. At my law firm, in Redding, California, I represent both men and women in difficult cases involving domestic violence. I have over 30 years of legal experience in criminal defense and family law, which grants me an in-depth understanding of these matters.
Standing Up For Victim’s Rights
If you have suffered physical or verbal abuse by your spouse, partner or someone you date or used to date, it is critical that you contact an experienced attorney to protect yourself and your children. As your lawyer, I can work to obtain a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO), which can force the abusive party to move out of the home and prohibit contact with you and your children.
When you are in danger, there is no time to waste. Emergency orders can provide protection within 24 hours. Taking quick and decisive action is vital. Make the first move. Contact my office.
Aggressively Defending The Accused
Unfortunately, domestic violence is sometimes alleged in order to help the other party gain an advantage in divorce matters and child custody proceedings. Since individuals found guilty of domestic violence cannot obtain custody of their children for at least 5 years, it is important to fight the accusation.
In addition to affecting a parent’s custodial rights, a domestic violence conviction can:
- Cause you to spend time behind bars
- Cost you financially through excessive fines
- Prohibit you from owning or using a firearm
When you are accused of domestic violence, the stakes are high. Combat the accusation aggressively with the help of an experienced family law attorney.
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