El Dorado County Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Accused Of Domestic Violence? Hire an Attorney.
In California, if the police respond to a domestic violence call, someone is going to jail. The state is extremely sensitive to claims of domestic violence, and will take immediate and decisive action when it feels that a person may be in harm's way. The consequences for a conviction on domestic violence charges can be quite severe. Not only could you be looking at the possibility of criminal penalties, but your right to own a gun and other privileges could also be on the line.
The law tends to favor the alleged victims in these cases. At the Law Offices of Rachel D. Miller in Placerville, I am committed to protecting the rights of those accused of domestic violence and working to ensure that they are not held accountable for crimes they did not commit. I provide strong representation to clients across El Dorado County who are facing domestic abuse charges.
Getting to the Truth in 'He Said, She Said' Cases
Many domestic violence cases come down to your word against your accuser's. While some domestic violence claims have merit, many others are complete fabrications. Other times, the fault lies in the interpretation by law enforcement as to what was actually told to them. Many times victims comment that what they see in the police report is not what they told the officer.
If you have been falsely accused, I will work diligently to get to the truth of the matter and seek to remove any restrictions imposed by protection or restraining orders as your El Dorado County domestic violence defense lawyer.
What Is at Stake For You?
A conviction for any domestic violence charge carries many consequences such as:
- 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling
- Loss of the right to possess or own a firearm
- Jail or prison
- Fines and fees adding up to a minimum of around $700
- Potential loss of job or job opportunities
I have been an El Dorado County criminal defense attorney for more than a decade, focusing on defense representation in the area. I know how the police respond to calls, and I know how severely prosecutors treat these cases in El Dorado.
Speak With Me Today During a Free Initial Consultation
Contact my office today to discuss your case. I am available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. I accept most major credit cards for your convenience.
You can reach me by phone at (530) 491-4630 or via email.