San Diego’s Premier Domestic Violence Defense Firm

We Have Answers To Your Pressing Questions

There is no shortage of questions after being accused of domestic violence. At the Premier Domestic Violence Law Group, we have the answers you need. More importantly, we have the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to protect your rights and stop a domestic violence charge from ruining your future.

What should I do now?

A domestic violence defense requires a thoughtful plan and quick action. The first step is speaking to a defense lawyer you can trust to create and execute an effective plan with your help. Our firm offers defense representation from Mark Deniz, a former criminal prosecutor with extensive experience in San Diego and surrounding communities. Learn more.

Can I get this dismissed?

Domestic violence is taken very seriously by prosecutors (and rightfully so). It is crucial to have an attorney on your side who is capable of speaking the prosecutor’s language and making an effective case for dismissal that is based on solid mitigating information. We will begin your defense right away, creating a mitigation packet and putting a face to the case in an effort to put this behind you before a trial.

Am I going to jail?

Not necessarily. Even a conviction has the possibility of resulting in probation or home detention in lieu of serving time behind bars. The best thing you can do is act quickly to get in touch with an attorney. The sooner your defense starts, the better chance you have of achieving a favorable outcome to your case.

What about the other charges?

It is not uncommon for domestic situations to result in charges in addition to domestic violence. If you face charges such as dissuading a witness, vandalism or battery, the best course of action remains the same: call 619-752-3702 for a free case evaluation with an experienced defense attorney who won’t let the prosecution push you around.

Will I get a chance to tell my side of the story?

Absolutely. Telling your side of the story is crucial in a domestic violence case. Our attorneys will advocate for you behind closed doors, via email, and in meetings with the judge and prosecution. If an agreement cannot be reached, you’ll have the opportunity to present your case at trial. We’ll work with you to collect evidence that illustrates what actually took place, ensuring your voice is heard throughout the legal process.

Can I still be charged if the alleged victim wants to drop charges?

Yes, you can. It’s the prosecution which decides to press charges, not the alleged victim. However, if the alleged victim doesn’t want to press charges, their statement, combined with a well-prepared pre-filing packet that we’ll help you create, can be effective in demonstrating to the prosecutor that criminal charges may not be warranted. We’ll work diligently to present your case in the most favorable light possible.

What if I was acting in self-defense?

If you were acting in self-defense, you cannot be convicted of domestic violence. However, proving self-defense requires demonstrating that you reasonably believed you were in imminent danger and used only the force necessary to prevent that danger. Our attorneys will thoroughly examine the evidence to substantiate your self-defense claim and present a compelling case on your behalf.

Can a domestic violence case affect my job?

A domestic violence charge can potentially impact your professional life, especially if you hold a professional license or security clearance. It may also affect your ability to own or carry firearms. Our firm understands these potential consequences and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and your future. We encourage you to contact us immediately at 619-752-3702 to discuss the specific implications for your situation and develop a strategy to protect your career.