Domestic Violence

Santa Barbara Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with domestic violence or spousal abuse, you may not realize how serious a charge you are facing. Prosecutors, judges and juries take these issues very seriously, making it important to have a skilled attorney to aggressively defend you from these charges. The penalties for domestic violence can be detrimental to your family situation and even affect child custody and visitation not to mention giving you a criminal record and labeling you as an abuser. At the Law Offices of MR. GREGORY I. MCMURRAY, P.C., we can help you resolve your domestic issues and protect your legal rights.

The consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be devastating to your future in many different ways. Besides being jailed, you face stiff fines and mandatory batterer’s treatment counseling program or anger management classes. The penalties for a domestic violence or spousal abuse conviction may include up to 4 years in state prison, along with fines of up to $6,000. The penalties are even harsher for a child abuse conviction. With this on your record, it will be extremely difficult to find gainful employment or even housing that does not carry many restrictions.

Defending Your Rights in Domestic Violence Cases

One of the most common charges associated with domestic violence is spousal abuse. This refers to violence between spouses or ex-spouses and may include physical abuse, sexual abuse or emotional abuse of virtually any kind. The victim need not have suffered visible injury for an alleged offender to face criminal charges, and it will not be up to the victim to determine whether to press charges. This decision will lie solely in the hands of the prosecuting attorney.

At the Law Offices of MR. GREGORY I. MCMURRAY, P.C., we recognize just how serious domestic violence charges can be. We also understand the danger of false allegations and how these may affect not only the accused but real victims of domestic violence, some people in these situations often fabricate domestic violence allegations and petition for a protective order simply to punish, or gain an unfair advantage in a divorce or child custody proceeding. We are committed to protecting the legal rights of those accused of abusing a spouse or ex-spouse.

Contact Us

Don’t Take the Charge of Domestic Violence Lightly. At the Law Offices of MR. GREGORY I. MCMURRAY, P.C., we are ready to fight for your innocence in court. We are known for our effective legal strategies, which we customize to each case so that we can secure the best outcome possible. We offer a free consultation to discuss your legal matter and represent clients throughout Southern California. We are able to provide high-quality representation even in the most serious domestic violence cases. Contact our Santa Barbara office at 805-965-3703 or email us.