As a criminal accusation, charges of domestic violence can have major consequences. Aside from the threat of incarceration, these criminal charges can greatly damage your reputation and even jeopardize your custody status with your children. With so much on the line, it is crucial that you seek out a law firm with a proven record of success in fighting domestic violence charges.
At our firm, Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, we are committed to hearing your side of the story. Our attorneys understand the delicate nature of domestic violence cases, and we build robust criminal defense strategies that aim to reach the best possible outcome.
Who Can File Domestic Violence Charges?
Domestic violence charges typically result from volatile personal relationships. This criminal act can be perpetrated against anyone qualifying as a:
- Former spouse
- Mother or father of the other party’s child
- Former fiancé(e)
- Current dating partner
- Former dating partner
Providing Aggressive Defense Services
Domestic violence charges can range in severity. At Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, we can defend you against charges of:
Our firm can help you better understand what penalties may result from a conviction, as well as how you can best avoid them. We can also help you navigate the particulars of an existing restraining order.
Helping You Avoid A Conviction
Domestic violence cases are among the most defensible cases that the district attorney charges. This is because of the frequency of recanting victims, uncooperative victims and legitimate issues of self-defense. Often, a domestic violence charge can be dismissed or reduced to avoid the negative impact of a domestic violence conviction.
Among the options for reduced charges are battery, assault, trespass and disturbing the peace. By pleading to a reduced charge, a defendant can avoid the mandatory conditions of domestic violence probation (see our Domestic Violence Ramifications page). Moreover, the individual can avoid a federal lifetime ban on owning, possessing or purchasing firearms. Additionally, since certain crimes of domestic violence can be either aggravated felonies or crimes of moral turpitude, which can lead to deportation, denial of naturalization or exclusion from the United States, pleading to a reduced charge can help avoid negative immigration consequences.
However, the most attractive outcome when facing a domestic violence charge is an acquittal following a jury trial. The accused will have cleared their name and placed themselves in a position to obtain a judicial declaration of factual innocence. If granted, the certificate of factual innocence will seal the accused’s arrest record and charges for three years. Subsequent to these three years, the accused’s arrest record and charges stemming from the false accusation of domestic violence will be destroyed.
Start Protecting Your Rights Today
Are you facing daunting domestic violence charges? We are ready to help you. To schedule an initial consultation, please call us toll free at 866-477-0965. For your convenience, our firm is also available via email.