Domestic violence offenses are considered “crimes of moral turpitude/violence” and a conviction on your criminal record can effect various aspects of your life including future employment, state licensing or certifications (contractors, teachers, nurses, physicians, real estate agents, etc.), travel to and from foreign countries, and immigration status. I am offering you a free initial consultation so we can discuss the following:
- Court procedures and penalties, including: Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ), Reduction to an Infraction, Prior DV History, Immigration Consequences (Deportable Offenses), Future Employment and Post-Conviction Expungement/Relief, Firearms Ban, 52 week Domestic Batterers Course, Restraining Orders (No Contact / Peaceful Contact);
- Possible defenses include: Self Defense, Accident, False Allegations, Recanted Allegations;
- Costs of retaining this law firm; and
- How to minimize the effect of a domestic violence related arrest on your life.
When spouses, intimate partners, or dates use physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, harassment, or stalking to control the behavior of their partners, they are committing domestic violence. Often times there is more to the sequence of events that led to an arrest and the filing of criminal charges. These facts are extremely important to the defense of these domestic violence charges and are ignored by the police and prosecutors.
If you have not already retained an attorney, call my office as soon as possible. We can discuss the circumstances of your arrest, and if I represent you, you may never have to appear in court. My offices have day, evening, and weekend appointments available. If you choose to retain our firm, we can offer you a payment plan for our services.
Since the legal system is extremely complex, we do not suggest that you represent yourself. If you are charged with a serious criminal offense, you may be sentenced to jail or prison. If retained as your attorney, I will defend your rights. While the outcome of a criminal case is always uncertain, you can be assured that I will put forward my best efforts on your behalf. Please do not hesitate to call Nicholson Law Offices.