Domestic Violence Crimes

At the California Law Offices of Arna H. Zlotnik, A Professional Law Corporation, we provide experienced and dependable criminal defense representation. If you have been arrested or charged in a domestic violence or spousal abuse-related incident, or if you have been served with a restraining order, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. With more than 30 years experience, we have the tools, resources and knowledge to represent people arrested or charged in relation to domestic violence cases.

Domestic violence is viewed as a serious crime by judges and prosecutors, and even the accusation alone can have a significant impact on your life. Even with a victim who wants to recant their story or drop charges, a defense lawyer is critical to achieving a favorable result. Make sure you fully protect your rights by putting up a strong defense.

Handling All Aspects of Your Case

A variety of charges can fall under the general category of domestic violence, including assault, battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, sex offenses and stalking. Domestic violence can involve spouses or cohabitants, but may also involve ex-partners, ex-spouses or elderly residents of your home.

If you are convicted of a domestic violence offense, you may face any of the following penalties:

  • Jail or prison sentences
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Issuance of a criminal protective order against you
  • Anger management courses
  • Mandatory fees
  • Loss of gun ownership rights

After a domestic violence incident, protection orders may be issued to prohibit you from contacting the victim by any means for a period of time. This order can also have you removed from your home if you have a shared residence with the alleged victim, and restrict the access you have to your family, children and property. Criminal defense lawyer Arna Zlotnik will work to help you avoid serious and long-term penalties as well as some of the immediate consequences.

Get the Representation You Need

Hire an experienced domestic violence criminal defense lawyer to represent you. Contact the Law Offices of Arna H. Zlotnik, A Professional Law Corporation today at 310-286-2483, or use our convenient online form to schedule an initial consultation.