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Domestic violence: Do I really need an attorney?

Even the best of relationships have issues at times, and it only takes a few seconds for a disagreement to escalate. When arguments get heated and emotions run high, it is easier for people to say and do things they wouldn't normally. However, even a one-time mistake can have life-long consequences because domestic violence cases in the state of California are prosecuted aggressively. When you are facing charges of domestic violence, you need someone experienced in these types of cases by your side to help you through the legal process.

In California, domestic violence can encompass a variety of acts, from stalking and threatening to actual physical altercations, and is applicable to several different types of relationships. While domestic violence within a romantic relationship may be the most commonly recognized, domestic violence charges can also stem from a co-inhabitant of the home, children in the home or family members.

Whether domestic violence charges are the result of a lost temper or false accusations brought about by an upset partner, the consequences of a conviction can be severe. Like other crimes, a domestic violence conviction will be on your permanent criminal record and can cause issues for the rest of your life, including keeping you from being able to be employed in schools or health care facilities.

At Budris Law Group, we understand how domestic violence accusations can affect your future and work to understand what happened and what the best defense strategy will be for your particular case. Understanding your options is the first step to putting the past behind you and moving forward.

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