Riverside Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

When family violence takes the forms of spousal abuse and child abuse, or a protective order is violated, someone is going to jail.

If you are that “someone,” you need the proven legal skills and experience of dedicated criminal defense attorneys behind you — lawyers you can trust to protect your freedom and preserve your future.

In Riverside, the domestic violence defense law firm that can help you is the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz. We have helped clients in Riverside, San Bernardino, and all over the Inland Empire with all types of domestic violence cases and can help you clear the air surrounding your present predicament. Whether you committed an act of domestic violence and need a defense attorney to ensure your rights are protected through the sentencing process or you face false accusations and need an attorney to clear your name, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz can help.

Why Choose the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz?

If you need reliable and experienced criminal defense representation for a domestic violence issue, call our office. The team of attorneys at the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz have experience handling all types of domestic violence cases in Riverside, San Bernardino, and throughout the Inland Empire area. There are several reasons why you should trust our team to act as your legal counsel in a domestic violence case:

  • Founding attorney Catherine A. Schwartz has more than 30 years of experience as a Riverside attorney. As a former Deputy Public Defender, she knows the Riverside County court system inside and out.
  • The legal team at the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz take a client-focused approach to legal defense. We will take time to ensure we fully understand your situation and the circumstances surrounding your domestic violence charge to develop an individualized defense strategy in your case.
  • The attorneys at the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz in Riverside know the area very well and are familiar with how local prosecutors pursue their cases. We have a vast network of professional contacts who may be able to weigh in on behalf of your case.

When we handle your case, whether the serious charge is a restraining order violation, harassment or stalking, you benefit from our founding attorney’s more than 30 years of experience, decades of combined experience firmwide, in-depth investigative resources, effective negotiations with prosecutors and aggressive litigation against them in court if necessary. Our track record of success in criminal courts speaks for itself.

Common Types of Domestic Violence Cases in Riverside, CA

In Riverside, CA, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz have handled all types of cases, including child abuse, reckless endangerment, intimate partner violence, spousal abuse, and much more. From a legal standpoint, domestic violence occurs in the household or among family members.

The Riverside County court system will issue restraining orders against those who commit acts of domestic violence to discourage them from continuing abusive behaviors. Unfortunately, it is possible for false accusation and misrepresented facts to lead to restraining orders that unfairly separate parents from their children and strain households in countless ways.

Possible Consequences of Domestic Violence Charges

When citizens are accused of domestic violence, a restraining order typically precedes a fair trial. Once a restraining order is issued, the subject of the order must abide by it completely or risk even more severe penalties. A domestic violence accusation can dramatically impact a person’s standing within the community, professional relationships, and ultimately destroy a person’s reputation. When domestic violence issues like this arise, those accused of domestic violence need reliable and compassionate legal counsel.

A conviction for domestic violence like spousal abuse or battery could include fines in the thousands of dollars, jail time for several months to several years, and additional consequences such as limited or denied child visitation rights, loss of Constitutional rights, or even life in prison if the convicted individual has two prior felony convictions.

Defend Yourself Against Domestic Violence Charges With Reliable Legal Representation

One of the most important steps you can take to fight against a wrongful or inaccurate domestic violence charge is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Your attorney will work closely with you to uncover the real facts behind the charges you’re facing and help you determine your best possible remedies. In some cases, you may have grounds for counterclaims against those who levy false accusations against you if those accusations lead to professional losses or other damages, including a damaged relationship with your family and your community.

If you have been charged with intimidation, criminal trespass, terroristic threats or violation of a temporary restraining order, you are looking at a number of harsh punishments, potentially — years in jail, heavy fines and a criminal record, not to mention negative impact on rights that many of us take for granted. The right to own a firearm, child custody rights and immigration status (possible deportation) are just a few examples.

Here is the good news, however, at the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz, prosecutors are not in charge; we are. And your initial consultation is free. You have absolutely nothing to lose and perhaps everything to gain by contacting us. Call today, at (951) 686-8190, from wherever you are in Riverside or San Bernardino. You can also reach us by email.

Resources: https://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov/SelfHelp/DomesticViolence/domestic-violence.php

Catherine was the first lawyer I’ve met who actually said and completed what she told me she would do. I’ve never written a review for anything before this but I truly feel it deserves to be heard. This law group stepped up and got the job done. I am extremely thankful for the diligent and caring effort that was put into my case and I never felt I was being taken advantage of or left in the dark about my case. I’ve experience other lawyers that have only had their best interest in mind and took advantage of me. Catherine and her group always were thoughtful and caring about my case as small as it was. I’m forever thankful for their compassion and hard work.