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SAN DIEGO DOMESTIC

VIOLENCE ATTORNEY

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Nicholas J. Moore

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San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Nicholas Moore

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TYPES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES

San Diego Domestic Violence Charges

 

If you, a family member or a loved one have been charged with domestic violence, it is important to find a San Diego criminal lawyer immediately. An experienced San Diego criminal lawyer knows how to protect your rights, and your family. From domestic violence restraining orders to defending charges of domestic violence, Nicholas J. Moore is your experienced San Diego criminal lawyer to guide you through the process. Simply the allegation of domestic violence is enough to derail a person's career and community standing. The stigma attached to those accused of domestic violence is why you need to hire a criminal defense attorney immediately. 

 

Call today if you need to find an experienced San Diego domestic violence lawyer.  

Domestic Battery 

California Penal Code 243(e)(1) PC

Domestic violence is a serious charge and can have long-lasting consequences for your family, career, and your freedom.  Hiring a San Diego criminal lawyer should be you or your family's top priority.  If you have been charged with domestic violence, call an experienced San Diego domestic violence lawyer who will fight for your rights and your future.  

Child Abuse/Child Endangerment

California Penal Code 273(a) PC and California Penal Code 273(d) PC

A child abuse or child endangerment charge can severley restrict your freedom, your parental rights, and may have long-term career consequences.  Just the accusation of child abuse is enough to destroy a career. In order to protect yourself against a charge of child abuse or child endangerment, call an experienced San Diego domestic violence lawyer.  

Elder Abuse

California Penal Code 368 PC

California Elder Abuse charges are becoming increasingly more common against children who manage the finances of their parents.  If you have been accused of theft from an older relative, you may be facing serious elder abuse charges. Nicholas J. Moore is an experienced San Diego criminal lawyer who has defended clients from California elder abuse charges at trial. 

Interference of Child Custody

California Penal Code 278.5 PC

If you violate a court order or custody agreement with your child's mother/father, then you are facing potential jail time. If you are charged with depravation of child custody or visitation rights, under PC 278.5, then you need an experienced San Diego criminal lawyer to help you fight for your rights. If you are concerned for your family member or spouse, it is important to call soon.  Many of these cases can be resolved prior to the District Attorney filing charges if we can show good cause.  Hire a San Diego criminal lawyer today to make sure your kids are safe with you, and your rights to custody are enforced. 

Criminal Threats

California Penal Code 422 PC

A criminal threat is not necessarily a domestic violence crime - as it can be charged regardless of whether there is an intimate partner relationship - however many criminal threat charges are falsely reported by ex spouses seeking to gain an upperhand in a custody battle. Simply the accusation of a criminal threat can be enough to harm your career and reputation. You need a San Diego criminal defense attorney to fight criminal threat accusations quickly and effectively. 

Domestic Violence Restraining Order

California Penal Code 273.6 PC

Domestic violence temporary restraining orders are routinely granted without the restrained party present. Frequently these temporary documents are served improperly, late, or never at all. We help you fight and defeat restraining orders that seek to limit your ability to see your children or keep you out of the house. If you violate a restraining order, you are looking at substantial jail time if you cannot successfully challenge the issuance, service, or facts surrounding the restraining order. 

 
 

HOW AN EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWYER CAN HELP YOUR CASE

 

Domestic violence is a criminal charge that can do serious damage to your reputation and career unless you are quick to hire an experienced domestic violence attorney. Even if you hire the best domestic violence attorney in San Diego, damage to your career and reputation may be unavoidable (see Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice). There are a number of reasons why hiring an experienced domestic violence lawyer will improve your chances of prevailing.

THE DA HAS A WEAK CASE

The spectre of criminal charges is frightening. However, domestic violence charges are typically flimsy to begin with. Many times the DA will bring a domestic violence charge based on a statement form a witness or victim that is unwilling to testify in open court. Without a complaining witness, the DA has a lower probability of winning at trial. We have succesfully gotten Domestic Violence charges dismissed simply by pushing for trial, and on the day of trial - the DA's witnesses do not show up. 

AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION

Once we understand the basis for the DA's case - their key witnesses, any relevant history, etc... an independent investigation can produce the evidence you need for an aquittal. We use top rated ex-military and former law enforcement to interview witnesses, perform background checks and to uncover evidence of sloppy police work. If there is exculpatory evidence (that is evidence that proves your innocence) an independent investigation can find it and we will use it to prevail at trial (or stop the case from even going to trial). 

AN ARSENAL OF MOTIONS

There are many motions that an experienced domestic violence lawyer can file to help your case. Motions to exclude evidence or witnesses are among the most crucial to preparing your case for a win at trial. In addition to 1538.5 motions (motions to suppress evidence), there are motions to limit what witnesses may testify to, and specific jury instructions that can shape the outcome of your case. If there is a legal advantage to be gained in your case - we will use it to fight for you. 

FIGHT THE CHARGES AT TRIAL

A domestic violence charge threatens your freedom, your reputation, and your rights. A domestic violence conviction can destroy your career, prohibit you from owning firearms and prevent you from seeing your children. When this much is on the line - you cannot just trust any random attorney. You need a lawyer who you know is willing to go the distance for you - to make sure that your case gets to trial. Even though domestic violence charges are often flimsy at best, the DA does not offer good plea bargains - caring more about their conviction record than actual justice. Simply pushing for a trial has successfully resulted in domestic violence cases being entirely dropped by the Government.