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Sonora Domestic Violence Attorney

Accused of Domestic Violence in Sonora

When you face domestic violence or abuse charges, we realize that you are facing not only a criminal charge but the possible break up of a relationship, and we understand the stress and anxiety that accompany these allegations. Being convicted of domestic violence carries its own penalties but what many people don't realize is the long-term consequences that come with being accused of a violent crime.

At The Law Office of Charles B. Smith, we have helped hundreds of clients over the years facing the criminal, civil, and social consequences associated with domestic violence allegations. We know that any accusation, even those that are totally unfounded and made for the purpose of securing an advantage in a divorce, separation, or child custody dispute, can cause a significant disruption in the client’s life.

Call Our Domestic Violence Attorney at (209) 231-6506, or contact us online.

Domestic Violence Charges in Sonora

In the state of California, domestic violence is defined as inflicting or threatening sexual, physical, emotional or financial abuse against a family member. California also recognizes that children, partners, and previous significant others are protected under CA domestic violence laws. The penalties for domestic violence vary on a case by case basis but the long-term consequences apply to every charge.

Why Choose Our Experienced Sonora Attorney

We help clients facing these charges because we know how very destructive domestic abuse convictions can be – they can prevent you from seeing your children, make you leave your home, make you maintain a perimeter of distance away from your family, send you to jail, cost you your right to own or possess firearms for life, cost you your right to vote, and, depending on your particular situation, could even cost you your job.

Importantly for your defense:

  • We have handled thousands of criminal defense cases and hundreds of domestic violence/abuse cases
  • Attorney Charles Smith’s experience as a former police officer gives him a unique insight into the emotional and revenge-based motives that may drive some domestic violence allegations
  • In addition to his work as a busy criminal defense attorney, Mr. Smith teaches criminal investigative techniques to local police officers and students at The College of San Mateo

Respected Domestic Violence Defense Firm

The ultimate result of our unique experiences as a former police officer and prosecutor is an incomparable and dedicated legal defense for every case we accept. Through time-intensive preparation and creative representation, we have been able to reduce charges, have charges dismissed, or plea bargain lesser sentences for hundreds of people facing domestic violence charges. We have worked with married couples, domestic partners, roommates, gay and lesbian couples not in a legally-outlined domestic partnership arrangement, and a variety of other situations where domestic violence or abuse charges arise.

If you face domestic violence charges or have been served with a restraining order (sometimes referred to as a “protective order”) in the Sonora area, you should contact a local law firm with the skill, experience and compassion to help people just like you facing the most serious of legal consequences. We accept credit cards as payment for our legal services, make a commitment to client communication, remain accessible to clients after hours, and offer free initial consultations on all criminal matters.

Call our Sonora domestic violence lawyer at (209) 231-6506. We have over 30 years of experience.

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  • “Charles is one of the best in the area. When I was in trouble and needed an attorney before court he came to the rescue. My family had sent another attorney to talk to me prior to court but the ...”

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  • “Charles is an extraordinary gentleman. He went above and beyond representing me and has transformed my life and the lives of those around me for the better. I highly recommend him.”

    - R.H.

6 Reasons to Hire Us

  • Over 30 Years of Experience
  • Thousands of People Helped
  • More Than 125 Jury Trials Handled
  • A Passion for Making a Difference in People's Lives
  • Former Deputy District Attorney & Former Police Inspector

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