Domestic Violence Trial-Tested Experience to Help Keep You Out of Jail

Domestic Violence Attorney in Salinas 

Crafting a Strong Legal Defense Tailored to Each Client 

A conviction for a domestic violence crime can put your freedom and even the custody of your children at risk. At the Law Office of John Klopfenstein, our Salinas domestic violence lawyer has represented clients accused of domestic violence crimes as a solo practitioner and former public defender. He uses his knowledge of the law, local prosecutors, and judges to help our clients. 

If you have been accused of domestic violence, call (831) 610-5921 or fill out our online contact form for advice from a seasoned criminal defense attorney. 

Domestic Violence Laws in California 

Domestic violence is not a single crime, but a series of laws that are designed to address violence that occurs between people with a close personal relationship. The law is intended to provide protection to victims and punish offenders. A criminal offense may be considered domestic violence when the victim is an individual protected under California domestic violence law. 

Those protected under the law include: 

  • Spouses 
  • Former spouses 
  • People in a romantic relationship
  • Cohabitants 
  • Children 
  • Family members 

In domestic violence cases, prosecutors may pursue the maximum sentence, even if the alleged victim suffers minimal injury. The stakes are high in these cases, and the outcome can impact all areas of your life, so do not hesitate to hire experienced legal representation to protect your rights. Our domestic violence lawyer has decades of experience handling all types of criminal cases. 

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Lasting Consequences for Families 

The criminal penalties are only part of the consequences of a domestic violence conviction. If you have a child, your custody time may be affected. The court could decide to deny custody time or require monitored visitation. These orders can remain in effect until the court decides you are not a risk to the health and safety of your child. Additionally, your right to own or possess a firearm may be revoked.

The consequences of a domestic violence conviction can affect all areas of your life for many years, so it is important to fight the charges with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Our domestic violence attorney in Salinas will thoroughly investigate the charges, the circumstances of your arrest, and the situation that led to your arrest to build the most effective defense for your case. 

Call our office at (831) 610-5921 to get advice in a consultation.

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Why Choose Law Office of John Klopfenstein?

  • Over 200 Jury Trials to Verdict
    We are dedicated to achieving justice for our clients through our extensive trial experience, ensuring they receive the strongest possible defense in the courtroom.
  • 10,000+ Clients Successfully Helped
    Our commitment to justice is reflected in our track record of successfully assisting over 10,000 clients.
  • Over 30 Years of Legal Experience
    With over 30 years of legal experience, we provide unwavering support and advocacy for our clients, ensuring their rights are protected at every turn.
  • Initial Consultations Available
    Get started on your defense with a confidential consultation with a member of our legal team.

  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • CA Public Defender
  • CA DUI
  • 10 Best
  • CACJ
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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