When it comes to life at home, it isn't always easy. Most of the time loved ones are able to get along, but sometimes conflict happens. If that conflict turns violent, one may be left facing charges related to domestic violence. There are several things to consider when charged with domestic violence and the potential ramifications could be more severe if convicted of domestic violence allegations.
California lawmakers have gone to great lengths to protect those who have been negatively impacted by domestic violence. On the flip side, this means that those accused of this crime could face penalties related to a conviction of such a charge. Any person who alleged domestic violence and calls the police can automatically apply for and receive a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the alleged perpetrator. The mere allegation of domestic abuse and the issuance of a TRO can result in you not being treated equally in matters of child custody and visitation, in addition to other criminal charges that may pend due to an incident in which domestic violence is alleged.
At the Law Office of Frederick R Remer, we know that domestic violence allegations do not automatically mean that a person is guilty of violent behavior. The law and the police often err on the side of caution when dealing with domestic violence allegations as it's to help protect those that need help. However, not all domestic violence allegations are accurate. This means that a person can be acquitted of domestic violence allegations when it is proven that domestic violence did not occur.
There can be real consequences for those convicted of domestic violence. Also, there can be real impacts for a person to even allege domestic violence, especially in terms of child custody and similar decisions to be made by the court. They will not just look at criminal convictions, but all paper records on this issue. That's why it's good to know what you are looking at if accused of domestic violence.