Domestic Violence Felony Lawyer Oakland, CA
If you’ve been accused of a felonious domestic violence charge, it’s vitally important that you speak with a domestic violence felony lawyer Oakland, CA residents trust. Working with the experienced California legal team at The Hallinan Law Firm to build the strongest possible defense on your behalf may allow your charges to be dropped, your case to be won, or – at a minimum – the consequences associated with your situation to be as mitigated as they can possibly be under the circumstances.
There is no question that a domestic violence felony conviction could result in potentially life-altering criminal consequences. In addition to jail time and fines, you could be saddled with community service, a lengthy probation period, mandatory anger management, counseling, and/or rehabilitation services, loss of a professional license, etc. Additionally, a conviction on your criminal record could keep you from successfully securing housing, employment, and even higher education later in life. However, even we’re able to get the charges against you dropped or we’re able to win your case, the very reality that you’ve been accused of felonious domestic violence could impact your life immediately. For example, if you’re currently involved in a child custody dispute with your accuser, the charges you’re facing could ultimately impact the outcome of that dispute. It is for all these reasons and more that it is imperative that you speak with an experienced Oakland, CA domestic violence felony lawyer as soon as you possibly can.
Could a Domestic Violence Charge Affect My Child Custody Situation?
All family law judges are called upon to resolve child custody disputes according to the “best interests of the child” standard. This standard aims to put the best interests of the child above any disagreements that the child’s parents may have about how they should be raised. With that said, every judge interprets what it means to uphold a child’s best interests differently. For example, some judges are hesitant to limit a parent’s custody and/or visitation rights, even if there is a history of domestic abuse in the romantic relationship history between a child’s parents, provided that the allegedly abusive parent doesn’t have a history of mistreating the child. Other judges are hesitant to place a child in the care of someone who has proven (through a domestic violence conviction, for example) to have violent tendencies. When it comes to custody disputes, details matter. In short, the domestic violence accusations you’re facing could certainly affect your child custody dispute but their potential effects on the outcome of the dispute are not a foregone conclusion. If you allow us to help you mount a strong defense to your criminal charges, your child custody dispute just might be more likely to turn out in your favor.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you haven’t yet connected with our firm to begin exploring your options for a strong defense, please do so now. Felony domestic violence charges are not to be treated lightly. Connect with Hallinan Law Firm our experienced Oakland, CA domestic violence felony lawyer team today; we look forward to speaking with you.