Santa Cruz Domestic Violence Attorney
Being accused of Domestic Violence can have immediate and significant impact on your life. Law enforcement often begins formal investigations after one person makes a report of threats or violence, even without supporting witnesses or evidence. A single accusation can initiate an investigation that can turn your life upside down. Any household member can initiate police action. not just family members.
Contact Santa Cruz Domestic Violence Attorney Stephen La Berge immediately if you have been accused or think you may be accused of any of the following charges:
- Spousal abuse
- Child abuse
- Elder abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Spousal rape
- Assault & battery
- Verbal threats
- Verbal assault
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
Even before a domestic violence case is prosecuted the accused may be restricted from contacting their minor children. A domestic violence conviction can result in the permanent loss of child custody or severe limitations on visitation. An accusation of domestic violence can also result in the loss of residency if the accused and the accuser are sharing a home
Santa Cruz Domestic Violence Attorney Stephen La Berge will help you maintain contact with your children and access to our home.
Santa Cruz courts take domestic violence charges very seriously and unlike with many criminal charges, the District Attorney may continue prosecution even if the victim no longer wants to press charges or refuses to testify.
In addition to facing criminal charges, a person accused of domestic violence can be incarcerated, ordered to attend anger management classes or go to counseling, pay fines, or be put on probation.
Attorney Stephen La Berge understands that an accusation of domestic violence requires an attorney who is not only experienced in investigating the difficulties of a domestic violence case against his client, but who is also sensitive to the personal and emotional nature of the situation.Domestic Violence
- Battery to Another Person
- Domestic Violence/Assault
- Economic Deprivation
- Emotional Abuse
- Injury to Another Person
- Physical or Psychological Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Spousal or Former Spousal Abuse
- Threats of Violence
- Violation of Restraining Orders