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Have you been charged with domestic violence in the Central Coast of California? Central Coast Criminal Defense is here to provide you with skilled legal representation to defend against domestic violence charges. Our experienced team of criminal defense lawyers understands the serious nature of domestic violence cases and is committed to protecting your rights and achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

Understanding Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence charges encompass a range of offenses involving harm, threats, or intimidation against a current or former intimate partner. Understanding the different aspects of domestic violence charges is crucial in building a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific case.

Assault and Battery

Assault and battery involve intentionally causing physical harm or offensive contact to another person. Defenses against assault and battery charges may include:

  • Disputing the allegations or the severity of the injuries.
  • Presenting evidence of self-defense or lack of intent to cause harm.

Stalking

Stalking refers to engaging in unwanted and repetitive behaviors that cause fear or distress to another person. Defenses against stalking charges may include:

  • Challenging the credibility or reliability of the alleged victim’s statements.
  • Demonstrating lack of intent to cause fear or distress.

Harassment

Harassment involves engaging in unwanted conduct that causes annoyance, distress, or alarm to another person. Defenses against harassment charges may include:

  • Contesting the accuracy or validity of the alleged harassing behavior.
  • Presenting evidence of alternative explanations or lack of intent to harass.

Coercion

Coercion refers to using force, threats, or intimidation to manipulate or control another person. Defenses against coercion charges may include:

  • Disputing the allegations or the intent to manipulate or control.
  • Presenting evidence of lack of coercion or coercion by the alleged victim.

Trespassing

Trespassing involves entering or remaining on someone else’s property without permission. Defenses against trespassing charges may include:

  • Challenging the legality or validity of the alleged property rights or lack of permission.
  • Presenting evidence of a lawful purpose or lack of intent to trespass.

Unlawful Imprisonment

Unlawful imprisonment refers to unlawfully restraining or confining another person against their will. Defenses against unlawful imprisonment charges may include:

  • Disputing the allegations or the absence of consent.
  • Presenting evidence of a lawful reason for the confinement or lack of intent to confine.

Violation of a Restraining Order

Violation of a restraining order involves knowingly and intentionally disobeying the terms of a court-issued restraining order. Defenses against violation of a restraining order charges may include:

  • Demonstrating lack of knowledge or notice of the restraining order.
  • Challenging the accuracy or validity of the alleged violation.

Destruction of Property

Destruction of property involves intentionally damaging or destroying someone else’s property. Defenses against destruction of property charges may include:

  • Disputing the allegations or the intent to damage or destroy property.
  • Presenting evidence of alternative explanations or lack of intent to cause harm.

Threats and Intimidation

Threats and intimidation involve making verbal or non-verbal statements or gestures that cause fear or distress to another person. Defenses against threats and intimidation charges may include:

  • Challenging the credibility or reliability of the alleged victim’s statements.
  • Demonstrating lack of intent to cause fear or distress.

Kidnapping

Kidnapping refers to unlawfully and forcibly taking or confining another person against their will. Defenses against kidnapping charges may include:

  • Disputing the allegations or the absence of unlawful force or confinement.
  • Presenting evidence of a lawful reason for the taking or lack of intent to confine.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault involves non-consensual sexual contact or acts. Defenses against sexual assault charges may include:

  • Asserting consent or lack of evidence to prove lack of consent.
  • Challenging the credibility or reliability of witness testimonies.

Murder

Murder involves the intentional killing of another person. Defenses against murder charges may include:

  • Disputing the allegations or presenting evidence of an alternative explanation or lack of intent to cause death.
  • Establishing self-defense, justifiable homicide, or lack of premeditation.

At Central Coast Criminal Defense, our experienced team of attorneys is well-versed in defending clients against domestic violence charges. We will meticulously review the evidence, challenge the prosecution’s case, and strive to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

Contact Central Coast Criminal Defense today to schedule a confidential consultation and begin building your defense against domestic violence charges.

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