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    Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California 2012-2014, 2008 Trial Attorney of the Year by the Riverside County Public Defender's Office, and dozens of other awards and accolades.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Laws in California

Posted in Domestic Violence,Domestic Violence FAQ'S on May 5, 2018

The laws surrounding domestic violence in California are complex and can be difficult to follow. It is essential to understand how these laws work, so you can protect your rights. California’s domestic violence statutes seek to prevent violence within families. Domestic violence occurs when one party commits a crime within a set of relationships defined…

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Why Do Domestic Violence Victims Stay Silent?

Posted in Domestic Violence on March 30, 2018

One in four women, or 24.3%, and one in seven men, or 13.8%, in the United States have been the victim of physical violence by an intimate partner. Physical violence is a common form of domestic violence, but it is certainly not the only form of it. Almost half of all American women and men…

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What Is A Violation Of A Restraining Order Or Protective Order In Riverside?

Posted in Domestic Violence on May 1, 2014

Violation of a restraining order is the common charge filed against someone accused of violating a domestic violence protective order. To prove that a defendant is guilty of a violation of a restraining order, the prosecutor must prove five things: A court lawfully issued a written order that the defendant refrain from some type of…

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