There’s a Lot at Stake if You’re Convicted With a Domestic Violence Crime Learn How Our Hands-On Legal Team May Be Able To Help You

Orange County Domestic Violence Lawyer

Defending Charges of Domestic Violence - (888) 392-8114

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.

Why Call the Law Office of Frances Prizzia?

  • Our Attorney Has Been Named to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100,
  • Is Backed by a Track Record of Not Guilty Verdicts
  • Has Received a Perfect Avvo rating of 10.0 Superb in Criminal Defense, and
  • Offers a Free Consultation to Hear Your Side of the Story

Attorney Prizzia can be trusted represent clients with the utmost in legal prowess. Don't hesitate to discover how an award-winning advocate can help you protect your rights, your reputation, and your future.

Contact us today at  (888) 392-8114 to ensure that you receive fair treatment throughout your case. We're fluent in English and Tagalog.

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 domestic violence lawyer in Orange County who can defend you? The Law Office of Frances Prizzia understands how difficult it can be to present a defense in the face of domestic violence charges. Our Orange County domestic violence lawyer 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 our Orange County domestic violence lawyer if you have been accused: Call (888) 392-8114. Start preparing your defense as soon as possible.

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Track Record of Success

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  • Not Guilty Not Guilty in 20 minutes on 4 counts of forgery on 2 different victims, even with a client's own confession!
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict after only 30 minutes of jury deliberation in a vandalism case
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict in an assault and battery case even after eyewitness testimony!
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict in DUI 0.25 Blood Alcohol Level (BAC)
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict on DUI with injuries, where client had a strike prior and was on felony probation!
  • Dismissed Probation Termination - People v. Gustavo C.
  • Dismissed Dismissed - People v. Richard R.
  • Dismissed Dismissed - Impersonating a Peace Officer

Why Choose Us?

Top Reasons Why We Should Be Your First Call
  • Over a Decade of Experience

  • Successfully Handled Hundreds of Cases

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  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers

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  • Fluent in Spanish and Tagalog

  • Payment Plans Available

  • Voted Client's Choice by Avvo

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  • Avvo Client Choice Award (2012-2016)
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