David Fischer is a Placer County criminal lawyer who has been representing clients facing domestic violence allegations since 2003.Common Issues in Domestic Violence Cases
Each domestic violence allegation is unique. Each client and each complaining witness are unique. Each set of circumstances is unique. Some cases range from a night in jail and no charges being filed, to the district attorney filing felony charges and seeking jail or prison sentences. Restraining orders and criminal protective orders are some of the initial issues that have an immediate impact on a person’s life. A judge can order someone to move out of his or her home and have no contact with his or her significant other, which are problems that need to be addressed as soon as possible.Potential Consequences
A parade of horribles come with a domestic violence conviction. A person convicted of a felony domestic violence offense is facing jail or state prison time, a fine, a 52-week batterer’s treatment program, more community service, and restitution. There is also a lifetime ban on owning or possessing firearms and ammunition, and there can be a lengthy criminal protective order that is issued. David Fischer is a criminal lawyer serving Placer County and surrounding areas who defends clients facing domestic violence allegations. Each situation is different. It is our office’s policy to explore all options to determine whether alternatives to a domestic violence conviction are possible.Defense Investigation
Gathering information about the complaining witness is often crucial in these cases to determine the credibility of the allegations. Interviewing the complaining witness to determine what his or her feelings are is often helpful in resolving these types of cases. Gathering information concerning prior criminal history, prior allegations against former significant others, and a complaining witness’s character for truthfulness are all important tasks in a domestic violence case. We work with top defense investigators to gather information helpful to the defense.Deferred Prosecution Agreements
Depending on the nature of the case and a person’s past criminal record, sometimes it is possible to negotiate a resolution that does not involve a criminal conviction. Formulating a plan early in the case is important to in trying to achieve such a result. Some plans have included drug or alcohol outpatient treatment, anger management or counseling, have been successful in resolving cases without a criminal conviction.Trial Preparation
Sometimes a trial is necessary to resolve domestic violence cases. There are situations where the charges are untrue, and the prosecutor is unwilling to dismiss the case. If a trial is necessary, it is important to retain a trial attorney to defend you. Each aspect of trial is important – pretrial discovery, pretrial motions, jury selection, opening statement, cross examination of prosecution witnesses, presentation of the defense case, and closing arguments, all help determine the outcome of a criminal case. David Fischer has been a criminal trial lawyer serving Placer County and surrounding areas since 2003.Call Today
If you need a criminal lawyer because of a domestic violence allegation, feel free to call the Law Offices of David D. Fischer today at 916-447-8600.