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Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help with Domestic Violence Cases in Los Angeles?

Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help with Domestic Violence Cases in Los Angeles?

Facing domestic violence charges in Los Angeles? You’re probably feeling overwhelmed and scared right now. We get it. At Spodek Law Group, we’ve helped countless clients navigate the complex legal landscape of domestic violence cases. Let us put our experience to work for you.Domestic violence accusations can turn your life upside down in an instant. One heated argument or misunderstanding can spiral into serious criminal charges with devastating consequences. But don’t lose hope – with the right legal representation, you have options. Our skilled Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys are here to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

Understanding Domestic Violence Laws in Los Angeles

Before we dive into how we can help, let’s break down what you’re up against. California takes domestic violence very seriously, with strict laws and harsh penalties for offenders. Some key things to know:

  • Domestic violence covers a wide range of offenses, from verbal threats to physical assault
  • Victims can include spouses, partners, family members, roommates, and more
  • Even minor incidents can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges
  • Convictions often carry jail time, fines, and long-lasting consequences

The specific charges and potential penalties depend on the details of your case. But ANY domestic violence conviction can have a major impact on your life, career, and future. That’s why it’s crucial to have an experienced attorney in your corner.

How Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help

When you’re facing domestic violence charges, having the right legal team can make all the difference. Here’s how our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Spodek Law Group can help:

1. Protect Your Rights

From the moment you’re arrested, you have important constitutional rights that need to be protected. We’ll ensure law enforcement and prosecutors don’t violate your rights as your case moves forward. This includes:

  • Advising you of your right to remain silent
  • Being present during any questioning
  • Reviewing evidence for illegal searches/seizures
  • Challenging any coerced statements

2. Investigate Your Case

Our team will conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations against you. We’ll gather evidence, interview witnesses, and look for any inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case. This allows us to build the strongest possible defense strategy.

3. Negotiate with Prosecutors

In many cases, we’re able to negotiate with prosecutors to reduce or dismiss charges before trial. Our attorneys have strong relationships with local DAs and know how to effectively advocate for our clients. We may be able to:

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  • Get charges reduced from felony to misdemeanor
  • Have charges dropped entirely
  • Negotiate alternative sentencing options

4. Represent You in Court

If your case does go to trial, you can count on aggressive representation from our experienced litigators. We’ll fight to cast doubt on the prosecution’s case and present evidence in your favor. Our goal is always to secure an acquittal or the most favorable outcome possible.

5. Guide You Through the Process

Facing criminal charges is stressful and confusing. We’ll be by your side every step of the way to explain your options, answer your questions, and help you make informed decisions about your case. You’ll never feel alone or in the dark about what’s happening.

Why Choose Spodek Law Group?

When your future is on the line, you need a law firm you can trust. Here’s why Spodek Law Group is the right choice for your Los Angeles domestic violence case:

  • Decades of Experience: Our attorneys have been handling domestic violence cases for over 50 years combined. We know the local courts, prosecutors, and judges.
  • Proven Track Record: We’ve successfully defended thousands of clients against domestic violence charges, securing dismissals, acquittals, and reduced sentences.
  • Aggressive Advocacy: We fight relentlessly for our clients, leaving no stone unturned in building your defense.
  • Personalized Attention: You’re not just a case number to us. We take the time to understand your unique situation and tailor our approach accordingly.
  • 24/7 Availability: Legal emergencies don’t always happen during business hours. We’re here for you around the clock.

Don’t face domestic violence charges alone. Contact Spodek Law Group today at 212-300-5196 for a free consultation. Let us put our experience and skill to work protecting your rights and fighting for your future.

Common Defenses in Domestic Violence Cases

Every case is unique, but there are several defense strategies we often employ in domestic violence cases. Here are some potential options we may explore:

False Accusations

Unfortunately, false allegations of domestic violence are not uncommon, especially in contentious divorce or custody battles. We’ll thoroughly investigate the accuser’s motivations and look for evidence of fabrication.


If you were defending yourself or others from harm, this can be a valid defense. We’ll gather evidence to show you reasonably believed force was necessary.

Lack of Evidence

The prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. We’ll challenge any weak or circumstantial evidence and expose holes in their case.

Violation of Rights

If police violated your constitutional rights during arrest or investigation, we may be able to get evidence thrown out.


In some cases, what appeared to be intentional violence was actually an accident. We’ll look for evidence to support this defense.

Mental Health Issues

If underlying mental health problems contributed to the incident, we may be able to negotiate alternative sentencing focused on treatment.The best defense strategy depends on the specific circumstances of your case. Our experienced attorneys will carefully review all the details to determine the most effective approach.

Potential Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction

It’s important to understand what’s at stake if you’re convicted of domestic violence in Los Angeles. Potential consequences include:

Misdemeanor Felony
Up to 1 year in jail 2-4 years in state prison
Fines up to $6,000 Fines up to $10,000
Probation Formal probation
Mandatory counseling Mandatory counseling
Protective order Protective order
Loss of gun rights Permanent loss of gun rights

Beyond the legal penalties, a domestic violence conviction can impact:

  • Child custody/visitation rights
  • Immigration status
  • Employment opportunities
  • Professional licenses
  • Housing options
  • Reputation in the community

That’s why it’s so crucial to fight these charges with help from an experienced attorney. At Spodek Law Group, we understand what’s at stake and will do everything in our power to protect your future.

Take Action Now to Protect Your Rights

If you’ve been accused of domestic violence in Los Angeles, time is of the essence. The sooner you get experienced legal representation, the better your chances of a favorable outcome. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Exercise your right to remain silent. Don’t discuss the incident with anyone but your lawyer.
  2. Document everything. Write down your account of what happened while it’s fresh in your memory.
  3. Gather evidence. Collect any photos, videos, texts, or other evidence that supports your side of the story.
  4. Contact Spodek Law Group immediately. Call us at 212-300-5196 for a free consultation.

Remember, an accusation is not the same as a conviction. With the right legal team on your side, you have a fighting chance to clear your name and protect your future.Don’t wait – contact Spodek Law Group today and let us start building your defense.Our experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys are standing by 24/7 to take your call. We’ll review your case, explain your options, and fight tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome. Your future is too important to leave to chance – get the skilled legal representation you deserve.

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