Domestic Violence Lawyer

The Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C.

Santa Barbara, CA

Domestic Violence Lawyer

Santa Barbara Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys

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 Gregory I. McMurray, P.C. we can help you resolve your domestic issues and protect your legal rights.

Domestic Violence Potential Outcome

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 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 any 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.

Gregory McMurray and Elvia Garcia recognize just how serious domestic violence charges can be. They 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.

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Don’t take a charge of domestic violence lightly. At the Law Offices of Gregory 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 Santa Barbara County. 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 at

Our Commitment To You

At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we are committed to providing the highest standard of service. We understand that clients hire our firm for results, and they also expect quality service.

Our goal in each case is to exceed our clients' expectations. Our attorneys, Gregory McMurray and Elvia Garcia, are experienced trial lawyers who have been handling family law, criminal law, personal injury and estate planning cases for more than a decade. When you need an attorney, you'll be glad you choose us. We can be reached at 805-965-3703 or email us at .

Mr. McMurray was my lawyer when I was arrested by the SB County Sheriff’s department. I won’t go into details, but I was in serious trouble… Mr. McMurray was truthful and helpful through the entire process. I ended up avoiding jail time all together and I haven’t looked back since.  I can happily say he got me a second chance.


Great experience with this law firm. Not only is Gregory extremely smart and resourceful, but has a profound understanding of the in’s and out’s of the legal system.


I couldn’t recommend Elvia highly enough. When the legal system left me hurt and confused, she fought fiercely and got me results.

Elvia believes in what she does and her passion shines through in her work. She couldn’t have done a better job for me and I know she’ll fight just as successfully for you.


Greg McMurray was recommended to us by colleagues/friends at a time of great distress. Prior to knowing him, we had the misfortune of dealing with several less talented and less ethical lawyers in Santa Barbara. 

Greg’s general legal skills are impressive. Succinctly put, Greg’s pragmatic approach to the law is imbued with a profound sense of humanity and an undistracted drive for honesty and fairness.


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