Domestic Violence Lawyer
Q - What is Domestic Violence?
A - Domestic violence is a broad term encompassing a wide array of harmful acts inflicted by one person on another if they have a dating relationship, have had children together, or reside in the same household. Domestic violence may include:
- Physical abuse (including pushing or shaking)
- Including kidnapping and false imprisonment
- Threats of any kind
- Forced or coerced sexual contact
Q - What happens if I just plead guilty?
A – Considering how easy it is for these charges to be filed, the consequences of a conviction can be severe. You need the best Bakersfield criminal lawyer and you need him quick. Call the law office of Fred Gagliardini, local Bakersfield Domestic Violence Lawyers at 755-5757. If you are found guilty of domestic violence, you may face serious, life-changing consequences, including:
- Prison, jail, parole, and/or probation
- Lose your job
- Lost child custody or visitation rights
- Loss of right to possess a firearm, sometimes forever
- Large fines
- Domestic violence, parenting, and/or anger management classes
- A permanent blemish on your criminal record
- In limited situations you might even lose your job!!!
Q- Can’t the person accusing me of domestic violence just call the prosecutor or police and have the charges dropped?
A- No. The charges are filed by the District Attorney’s Office. If the person accusing you wants to change their story, they should contact the law enforcement agency and the District Attorney’s Office. However, it is not uncommon for the prosecutor to threaten the person with having made a false police report. A criminal lawyer is the most important person you can have in your corner for these cases. Call a local Bakersfield Domestic Violence Lawyer who can handle your domestic violence case. Call the law office of Fred Gagliardini at 755.5757
Q – I have kids in common with the person who accused me. I want to see my kids.
What should I do?
A – Each case is different. There is no “one” answer to fit all situations. If there has been an emergency protective order issued, if you violate that order, you can be rearrested and charged with additional crimes. If this is your question, you need to call the law office of Fred Gagliardini, local Bakersfield Domestic Violence Lawyers at 755-5757. Until then, the best advice is stay away and make no texts or phone calls to your children or the other parent.