Domestic Violence Attorney
Sacramento Domestic Assault Charges Lawyer
When you are accused of domestic violence, you need a skilled criminal defense lawyer who has extensive experience in defending clients’ rights. The Law Office of John B. Renwick has successfully represented hundreds of men and women in all types of domestic violence offenses, including stalking, violation of restraining orders and assault resulting in injury.
What You Need to Know About Your Domestic Assault Charge
Issues of domestic violence span race and gender as well as education and income levels. In addition, domestic violence laws not only apply to husbands and wives, but a wide range of other relationships as well, including:
- Current spouses living together
- Current spouses living apart
- Former spouses living apart
- Unmarried couples who are living together
- Unmarried couples no longer living together
- A male-female relationship where the parties have never even dated, as long as there is a child born of the parties
Charges of domestic violence are very serious. If convicted, the potential consequences can be severe and far-reaching. Sentencing can include county jail or even time in state prison, and difficulty in obtaining employment is nearly inevitable. In addition, even if you are convicted of a non-injury misdemeanor, you are restricted from owning or possessing a firearm for 10 years. Another less-known consequence of a domestic violence conviction is the presumption of parental unfitness in a child custody dispute. Therefore, being charged with a domestic violence offense, even as a misdemeanor, is a serious matter.
Sacramento Domestic Violence Lawyer
Located in downtown Sacramento, the Law Office of John B. Renwick represents clients in communities throughout Northern California.
Contact his office at 916-442-6454 to schedule a free initial consultation. For your convenience, flexible payment plan options can be arranged in most cases.