Domestic violence charges are one of the most common charges in California. Domestic violence charges can have an impact far beyond what takes place in the criminal court. While individuals should absolutely be concerned about the potential loss of their freedom, domestic violence charges can also result in significant obligations outside of jail time. Significant fines and other obligations including counseling, community service, and the imposition of protective orders are common in these cases. Domestic violence charges can affect other court proceedings involving divorce and child custody. Any resolution of a domestic violence case requires an attorney that knows this area of the law and is ready to take a case to trial if necessary. We have trial experience in domestic violence cases and recognize that a police report often only tell one side of the story.