If you’ve been accused of domestic violence against your spouse, partner, or children, and these accusations are fabricated or inaccurate, it is important that you consult a criminal defense attorney experienced in handling domestic violence defense.

Oftentimes, when a relationship goes sour, one party will resort to making up false abuse allegations against their partner, or the parent of the children involved in the relationship. These accusations can be damaging to your reputation and to your relationship with your children. Additionally, they could prevent you from gaining custody and/or visitation rights if there is a custody dispute.

Defenses to Domestic Violence

There are many defenses to domestic violence allegations. Each case is fact-specific, and an experienced criminal defense attorney can evaluate your case on its individual merits. Your attorney will be able to find holes in the government’s case and point out any weaknesses to the allegations against you.

Some of the domestic violence defenses include:

  • Lack of evidence
  • Fabrication of alleged events
  • Self-defense
  • Defense of children involved

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David Kestenbaum has been practicing criminal law for over 3 dec-ades. Additionally, he is a former prosecutor, and well-versed in the tactics used by the prosecution when it comes to domestic violence and other criminal cases. Mr. Kestenbaum’s previous experience allows him to evaluate any domestic violence claim, poke holes in the state’s case against you, and help you formulate a persuasive, effective defense against the crime with which you have been charged.

Mr. Kestenbaum is able to handle each client’s case with individualized attention and to aggressively defend against allegations made against his clients. We know our clients’ rights in court and we want to uphold them to the very best of our ability. We also know that this is a worrisome time in your life, especially if the domestic violence charge leaves you facing the possibility of being unable to see your children. Mr. Kestenbaum is not just a legal advocate but a source of moral support during these trying times.

To arrange a free initial consultation, we welcome your call to our Los Angeles area office at (818) 616-4312.