Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys serving Pasadena, Riverside, and across Southern California
Legal Representation for Domestic Violence Charges in California
Immediately after an arrest for a domestic violence case, it’s vital to hire a domestic violence defense attorney. These cases are normally very emotionally charged with a spouse or other person close to you. Having an attorney in place immediately after the arrest can help you negotiate a better and more liberal restraining order with the prosecutor by providing pertinent information which the prosecutor would otherwise not know.
Our phones are answered 24/7. Call an award-winning domestic violence attorney at Shawky Law and learn the right steps to take, in the proper order.
Award-winning criminal defense law firm Shawky Law understands the frustration and mixed emotions when facing domestic violence charges. As a former Deputy Public Defender, Managing Attorney Tarek Shawky has navigated these cases while achieving positive results.
Types of Domestic Violence Crimes
Other crimes linked to domestic violence can include:
- Aggravated harassment
- Aggravated criminal contempt
- Strangulation and related offenses
- Endangering the welfare of a child
Law enforcement, such as LAPD, Pasadena Police, Riverside Police, and any California officers, must make mandatory arrests when presented with a domestic violence call. As a result, innocent people can be charged based on false accusations or evidence attributable to other causes.
What is a Domestic Relationship?
Domestic violence may result from a heated argument, an assault, sexual assault, menacing, stalking, strangulation, or other charges when involving people with a current or previous domestic relationship.
The term “domestic relationship” describes crimes between:
- Individuals who are related or who share housing
- Individuals who are married or involved with a domestic partnership
- Individuals who were formerly married or involved with a domestic partnership
- Individuals who have a child together
- Individuals who were previously involved with an intimate relationship together
Contact our Pasadena or Riverside, California office locations and speak with a domestic violence defense attorney today. Call (844) 742-9595 for a free review of your case.
Why Is Shawky Law Different?
Our Managing Attorney, Tarek Shawky, has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, and the “Top 1% Attorneys” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has awarded our Managing Attorney, Tarek Shawky, as the “Top 1% Attorneys”, and has also been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star.”
Award-winning criminal defense attorney Tarek Shawky has also recently won the “10 Best Attorneys – Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Earning a 10.0-rating as “Top Attorney in Criminal Defense” on Avvo, Tarek has been awarded by Pasadena Magazine as the “Top Attorney” for eight years running, and lastly, was named “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers.
Only a select few of the most qualified attorneys who demonstrate superior leadership qualifications, cultivate a professional reputation and achieve community influence receive these honors.
Common Defenses to Domestic Violence Charges
At Shawky Law, our goal is to present your case in a way that shows how critical components of the charge you are being accused of are not present in your situation.
- Lack of Proof
- Wrong Suspect
- Intentional False Accusation
- Self Defense
If you’re facing domestic violence charges in California, the time to contact an attorney has already begun. Contact Shawky Law to get the help you need today. Discover an office close to you or call us in Pasadena at (626) 714-6200 or Riverside at (951) 777-2300.
I'm fortunate to have known Tarek for a very long time. He's very sharp, trustworthy, and quick witted. When I needed legal guidance, I turned to Tarek and I couldn’t have been happier. I recommend him to anyone!
Tarek is a former colleague of mine and an excellent attorney. He is very skilled inside the courtroom and compassionate towards his clients. I highly recommend Tarek.
False Allegations Dismissed – Tarek has been supportive from the start and is very well versed on the legal system, from the jail house to the DAs office and the courtroom. Tarek and his staff worked diligently to do everything necessary to prove my brothers innocence after 2 counts against him. His case got dismissed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
Absolutely recommend this gentlemen for your legal inquiries. I needed advice and Tarek was a delight to speak with, extremely knowledgeable and a professional. Thanks again, Tarek.
Mr. Shawky helped me out in such an incredible way. I was facing multiple criminal charges for a crime I did not commit. Mr. Shawky stood by my side every step of the way. At the end, Mr. Shawky was able to fight for me and get everyone of my charges dismissed. I would refer everyone I know to this great professional!
Amazing job by an amazing lawyer. Took care of my case and had it dismissed without even having to go to trial! I recommend Tarek Shawky to anyone that needs an experienced lawyer!
Mr. Shawky was very polite, helpful, and down to earth. I felt very comfotable talking with him and he answered all my questions. Thanks, Tarek!
Smart, Kind, and a Winner. Most attorneys come across as either smart jerks who will get you what you want, but you will hate dealing with them, or they are nice but not very good at getting you what you want. Tarek is a rare breed. After explaining my story to him, I felt instantly understood and respected.
Mr. Shawky is a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney. He truly cares about his clients and makes every effort to get them the best possible result. He is a zealous advocate and has great reputation in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer.