Defending You Against Domestic Violence Charges

A domestic violence conviction can lead to serious difficulties for you. You may be forced out of your home, lose custody of your children and no longer be able to own a gun. Plus, of course, a criminal conviction on your record that can impact your employment opportunities.

To have the best chance possible of avoiding such life-changing consequences, you need to choose an experienced criminal defense attorney — such as one at the law firm of Herbert Weston & Tanya Weston, Criminal Lawyers, in Vista. Our team of lawyers has decades of experience in criminal law and is skilled in domestic violence cases. We know how the judicial system works, gaining great insight and familiarity with prosecutors, judges and juries. We will fight diligently for the best outcome possible in your unique situation.

Our lawyers are knowledgeable and persistent advocates who have handled more than 5,000 criminal cases in California. Don't hesitate to reach out to us today: 760-945-5535.

Combating Battery Or Assault Charges On Your Behalf

Not all physical or verbal confrontations occur between spouses or family members, of course. You may be charged with assault or battery if you become entangled in a bar fight, for instance, or if you threaten fellow spectators at a sporting event.

Here are the primary differences between these two common charges:

  • Assault is essentially an attempted physical attack or verbal threat that does not cause serious physical injury. For example, if you aggressively wave a knife at someone but never actually touch them, you could still be charged with assault.
  • Battery involves intentionally, unlawfully and offensively coming into physical contact with someone else — whether or not that contact causes serious injury. For example, if you give someone an angry shove, you may be charged with battery.

We Can Investigate Options To Dismiss The Case Or Lessen The Penalties

We can approach your defense in different ways, depending on the details of your situation. Seeking an outright dismissal is ideal. But in other situations, negotiating with prosecutors to reduce the charges may be the best outcome. Going to trial is always an option, too.

We are experienced trial lawyers who are ready to call on any witnesses who can testify in your favor. We understand that you may have been falsely accused, and we will diligently cross-examine the other side's evidence. We can also diligently explore other defense options if you acted in self-defense or to protect others.

Get A Free Consultation With An Experienced Lawyer

If you or someone in your family has been accused of domestic violence, assault or battery, we will vigorously pursue a positive outcome. Our law firm has earned a highly respected reputation in Southern California. Call us for a free consultation at 760-945-5535, or email us today.

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