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Orange County Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence occurs when an individual uses physical force, or makes threats of physical harm such as in assault and battery against a spouse, family member, or a person who is involved in an intimate relationship with the offender. There are many different specific acts that can be categorized as domestic violence, including sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse in the form of intimidation, and others.

These types of crimes are perceived as taboo and are aggressively pursued by prosecutors in California. Because of this, it is an urgent matter to enlist the assistance of an Orange County criminal defense attorney. At the Law Office of Frances Prizzia, our lawyer has been named to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers and has received an Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb in criminal defense. She can be trusted represent clients with the utmost in legal prowess. Contact us today to ensure that you receive fair treatment throughout your case.

Types of Domestic Violence

Looking for an attorney for a domestic violence case in Orange County? These types of claims often require extensive investigation by law enforcement officials, but we will do thorough investigative research of our own to ensure that the police are following proper protocol and not violating your legal rights in any way. We offer superior legal services for anyone charged with the following domestic violence infractions:

Our firm also provides aggressive defense for clients facing restraining orders. If you or a loved one is being investigated for any of these crimes then it is imperative that you obtain aggressive representation and begin formulating a proactive defense strategy. Frances Prizzia is also fluent in Tagalog, so be sure to call today!

Penalties for Domestic Violence in California

The penalties for domestic violence in California can vary depending on the specific act, details about the victim such as age, severity of injuries sustained by the victim, and the criminal record of the offender to name a few. Even the lightest convictions can impose a minimum 30 days in jail, and largely require mandatory attendance of domestic violence prevention courses. Beyond the criminal court, this type of crime can have lasting consequences in terms of finding employment or acquiring other benefits and advantages.

For a domestic violence misdemeanor charge:

  • 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling
  • 40 hours of community Service
  • No contact order/restraining order with the victim
  • Steep fines
  • Maximum of 6 months in county/city jail

For a domestic violence felony charge:

  • 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling
  • 40 hours of community service
  • No contact order/restraining order with the victim
  • Steep fines
  • 3 months - 3 years in state/federal prison

Quality Defense You Can Trust

Searching for a lawyer for your violent crime case in Orange County? The Law Office of Frances Prizzia understands how difficult it can be to present a defense in the face of domestic violence charges. Our firm is familiar with defending against false accusations of domestic violence, and can build a solid defense based on the facts surrounding the event, not just the word of an alleged victim who may or may not be telling the truth. We will work hard to identify every possibility for success, and will design a strategy that focuses on either minimizing your level of penalty, or eliminating the charges entirely. Take the first step towards a brighter future!

Contact an Orange County criminal defense attorney if you have been accused of domestic violence and would like to begin preparing your defense as quickly as possible.


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  • Track Record
    of Success

    As one of Orange County's premier criminal firms, we've successfully handled hundreds of cases.

    Read About Our Victories
  • Trusted &
    Experienced

    Let the words of our past clients help you decide if we are the right law firm to represent you.

    Client Testimonials
  • Accused of
    Domestic Abuse?

    We are familiar with defending against false accusations. Our firm knows how to build a solid defense.

    Accomplished Defense
  • Contact Our
    Office Today

    We know every case is unique, which is why we offer representation tailored to meet your needs.

    Protect Yourself

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Law Office of Frances Prizzia
Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at: 5000 Birch Street,
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
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