San Bernardino Domestic Violence Attorney
Being accused of domestic violence or stalking can have far-reaching consequences. An accusation of domestic violence can result in criminal charges and penalties, including jail time. Your family relationships and reputation can also be affected by an accusation of domestic violence.
When you are accused of domestic violence or stalking, it is important to act quickly. At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, our San Bernardino domestic violence defense attorneys can review your situation, provide you with important legal advice and help you defend your good name.
A Domestic Violence Accusation Has Serious Consequences
Domestic violence is a serious charge that can be raised in a number of different ways:
- You could be charged with domestic violence based on a complaint made to the police. For example, neighbors may call law enforcement when they hear an argument and police could arrest you at the scene if they suspect you are guilty of domestic violence.
- You could be arrested for and charged with domestic violence if a loved one makes an accusation against you to the police.
- You could be accused of domestic violence by a family member obtaining a civil order of protection (a restraining order). This has different implications since it isn’t a criminal charge, but it can still have a serious adverse effect on your life.
Any time you are accused of or charged with domestic violence, you risk the case going forward in criminal court and potentially leading to a conviction. A domestic violence accusation can also have a devastating impact on your family relationships. You might be kept from your spouse or children by a restraining order and accusations of domestic violence can be used against you in divorce or custody proceedings.
Domestic Violence Defense in San Bernardino
At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, our San Bernardino domestic violence defense attorneys understand how devastating an accusation of domestic violence can be. Our goal is to help you resolve the accusations or charges you are facing in the best possible way based on your situation.
In many cases, we can fight against a domestic violence accusation to get charges dropped or to prove that there is no cause for a restraining order. Domestic violence accusations are made for many reasons, and they aren’t always true. We’ll work to introduce reasonable doubt about the claims that are being made against you so you can keep your freedom, family and reputation intact.
We can also help you explore options for plea bargaining and diversion programs if defending yourself against the charges is not the best solution in your case.
Contact Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP Today
If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, it is natural to feel frightened and even betrayed. We understand the seriousness of a domestic violence accusation and we understand the emotions involved in these tough cases. We also have the legal knowledge and experience that you need to fight the accusations made against you.
To learn more about how we can help you after you’ve been accused of domestic violence in San Bernardino, give us a call today at 909-798-3300 or contact us online to learn more about the compassionate and professional legal services we provide.