Being charged with domestic violence can be the beginning of a nightmare. Unlike other criminal charges where a conviction is necessary for some of the most dramatic consequences to have an impact, when you are charged with domestic violence you are likely to face serious repercussions right away.
Some of these consequences can include:
It is an unfortunate reality that many domestic violence charges are tied to a divorce or child custody matter. This can happen because of the stress associated with family law issues, but it can also be part of a calculated effort on one spouse or parent’s part to discredit the other parent and gain leverage.
I can help you fight against all allegations of domestic violence.
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Once people have cooled down, the conflict that led to a restraining order being put in place can seem distant. You might be tempted to contact the other person. Contacting them in any way is a violation of the order and can result in additional criminal charges. I defend people against charges that they violated a restraining order.
I am attorney David S. Kestenbaum. I understand the difficult and complex situations that can lead to domestic violence charges. I work with my clients to secure outcomes that benefit them. By getting to know you and what is important to you, I can tailor the defense to work toward your specific goals.
I have more than 30 years of criminal law experience that includes serving as a prosecutor in Van Nuys from 1985 to 1992. I have been recognized for the high quality of my work in various ways, including my AV Preeminent peer-review rating* through Martindale-Hubbell and my selection for inclusion on the California Super Lawyers list every year since 2014.
Domestic violence charges can reshape your life for years to come. Turn to Kestenbaum Law Group for help that can defend your future and your reputation.
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