Being accused of a domestic violence charge is one of the worst things you can be accused of. Even if you are officially charged, just the implication that you have committed this crime can be bad news for your reputation. You likely know to call an attorney after you have been charged but is there a point before that during which you should contact a domestic violence attorney in Westminster CA? Keep reading to find out and then contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 if you are in need of a free legal consultation.
Call a Domestic Violence Attorney in Westminster CA as Soon as You Are Accused of Wrongdoing
As soon as you find out that you have been accused of domestic violence, you should contact an attorney – even if you have not been formally charged. The key is that the sooner we are working with you, the better your chances will be of not having charges filed at all. We can work with the prosecutor to convince them not to file charges due to lack of evidence. If they are unwilling to do this, we may be able to work out a diversion program that will not result in official charges being filed.
Call a Domestic Violence Attorney in Westminster CA When You Are Arrested
In many cases, there is no notice that you are going to be arrested. If this happens, then you will want to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Do not discuss the case with the police. It can be tempting to simply clear the misunderstanding up. It can feel as though if you just explain your side of the story everything will be cleared up.
This is false. The truth is that your words can be taken out of context. A discussion of one topic can be used against you in ways you did not see coming. When the police question you, tell them your name and contact information. Other than that, tell them you want to speak to your attorney. They are legally required to stop questioning you when you tell them that. If they do not, keep repeating that you would like to talk to your attorney until you are permitted to contact us.
Call a Domestic Violence Attorney in Westminster CA Right Now
No matter where you are in your case, if you are in need of a free consultation with a domestic violence attorney we strongly recommend you contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055. We can help with all types of domestic violence charges including elder abuse, restraining order violations, and criminal threats. Call now and we can help you better understand your legal options.