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Domestic Violence

If you've been charged with a violent crime against your spouse, domestic partner or someone in a dating relationship, contact me, San Diego domestic violence lawyer Joel Bailey for a free consultation. I have the experience you need to respond effectively to your domestic violence charges.

“I can make the difference between jail and freedom.” – Joel Bailey

The number of domestic violence cases in California has exploded in recent years. Minor quarrels between consenting adults are now treated crimes in which people get arrested and put in jail. State and federal funding often incentivizes prosecutors to file on cases common sense would dictate should be rejected. In addition, California has enacted tough new laws that require mandatory and severe punishments for these crimes.

For most cases arising out of a domestic dispute, California also requires participation in a full year of domestic violence counseling.  Judges are required by law to exclude the accused person from the home during the pendency of the case, regardless of the wishes of the alleged victim, which can cause further emotional and financial damage. Emergency Protective Orders (EPO's) and Stay-Away Orders are common and required in domestic violence cases, but these can be fought and avoided with aggressive representation.

I Will Fight For Your Rights

You need to take domestic violence charges seriously and contact an assault and battery attorney if you think you may be under investigation. At my law firm, I have more than 25 years of experience helping people throughout Southern California fight their domestic violence charges. I take an active role in attempting to thwart the prosecution of these cases, and often can present an alternative explanation to a misunderstanding that can successfully avoid the filing of charges.

As a San Diego domestic violence lawyer, I can help you with any kind of case, including:

If you've been charged with any of these crimes, contact me, San Diego domestic violence lawyer Joel Bailey. I offer free consultations and am available 24 hours a day.