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Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Santa Barbara

Domestic Violence Offenses

Domestic violence can range from threats, annoying phone calls, and stalking (such as following the victim to and from work, and threatening the victim) to criminal threats and attempted murder. In some cases domestic violence may include child endangerment charges if the child witnesses the violence. In addition, the alleged victim can obtain a Protective Order (restraining order) that would prevent the abuser from visiting or having any contact with their children. Violation of a Protective Order can be grounds for jail.

My name is Adam L. Pearlman, and I have been involved in thousands of domestic violence cases both as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. While working in the District Attorney's office, I reviewed all of the felony cases that were referred to the domestic violence unit. For six years I personally decided which cases and what charges were filed. If you have been charged with a domestic violence crime, you need an experienced attorney on your side. I am a highly qualified Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney and will use my extensive domestic violence experience to achieve the best possible result in your case.

Santa Barbara Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

In this state, you can be arrested for domestic violence even if the alleged victim does not want the arrest to occur. You can be prosecuted even when the complaining witness requests that the District Attorney drop the case. The prosecutor can proceed with the criminal case even if the alleged victim decides not to go to court. In fact, I have never seen a DA dismiss a case just because a complaining witness requested a dismissal. The District Attorney's office dismiss cases when then cannot prove the charges. I make sure I uncover evidence to show that the incident did not occur as it was originally described.

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Domestic violence can include offenses such as:

  • Spousal abuse
  • Stalking
  • False imprisonment
  • Kidnapping
  • Harassment
  • Threats

Do not rely on the advice of friends or family members to guide you in case involving domestic violence. You need to speak with an experienced, trial-tested attorney who knows domestic violence laws and can build a tough defense.

Contact a Santa Barbara Domestic Violence Lawyer at my office if you have been accused of domestic violence and need experienced legal counsel.


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