Accused Of Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is no longer a private affair to be dealt with solely by the individuals involved. It is viewed as a serious crime by judges and prosecutors who do not need a cooperating victim. Even with a victim who wants to recant his or her story or drop charges, a criminal defense lawyer is critical to achieving a favorable result.
The The Law Offices of John M. Runfola in San Francisco can help people fight accusations of domestic violence. Attorney John M. Runfola works closely with clients to help them navigate all issues related to these violent crime charges, including orders of protection.
How Domestic Violence Charges Work
In California, domestic violence is not an individual crime, but a label that can be applied to a wide variety of criminal offenses. Charges that fall under the general category of domestic violence include assault, battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, sex offenses and stalking.
While domestic violence is typically charged when one of the above offenses occurs between spouses, it can also be charged whenever there is a domestic relationship involved. It can be charged when crimes involve boyfriends and girlfriends, ex-partners or ex-spouses, brothers and sisters, or elderly residents of your home.
Contact Us Today To Fight Domestic Abuse Charges
Our goal, as in any criminal case, is to gather all available evidence and provide a strong defense. Our experience enables us to see how to navigate these emotionally charged cases.