San Jose Domestic Violence Lawyer
Are you facing charges of domestic violence?
Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner physically or psychologically tries to dominate the other. This includes physical assault (hitting, pushing, or shoving), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity) and stalking. Domestic violence most often refers to violence between spouses but can also include cohabitants and non-married intimate partners.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you must know how serious the charge is. At the Law Offices of Thomas F. Mueller, with our almost forty years of legal experience, our San Jose criminal attorneys have the ability to face the prosecution head on and prove your side of the story. It may be possible to get counseling instead of jail time or even have your charges dropped altogether. An experienced lawyer at our firm will investigate every aspect of your case and get the best possible resolution for you.
Domestic Violence Charges & Penalties
In California, domestic violence is a very serious crime that can result in long jail sentences, court-ordered counseling, parole, probation and the loss of custody of one's children. Even if the alleged victim does not want to press charges, it is under the sole discretion of the district attorney to decide whether to press charges. Some terms commonly associated with domestic violence include: domestic abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse and elder abuse.
In the majority of domestic violence cases, one partner seeks to have control over the other. Although women are most often the victims of domestic violence, men can be the victims as well. Domestic violence often goes unreported until it is too late, which is why many domestic violence situations end in murder. Domestic violence is an extremely serious issue in the state of California. It is very important that you protect your constitutional rights and contact a San Jose domestic violence lawyer immediately.
For more information about domestic violence, please visit our domestic violence website!