Reputable Domestic Violence Attorney Representing San Jose & Palo Alto Clients
Even if unfounded, a domestic violence accusation can wreak serious havoc on your reputation and professional opportunities. Furthermore, it can shatter your family and jeopardize your case for custody, if applicable. Jeffrey B. Hayden, Attorney at Law has nearly three decades of experience clearing the names of those accused of committing domestic violence acts. We are more than prepared to advocate for your position and keep you out of harm’s way.
Law Enforcement Duties Relative to Domestic Violence
If the police are alerted to a potential domestic violence incident, they are required to arrest whomever they believe was the aggressor. Obviously, this grants a high level of discretion to arresting officers, who may be influenced by either party. This is justified under law due to the intimate nature of the potential offense. You simply can’t rationalize away this situation due to innocence; you’ll need a strong criminal defense strategy.
Fighting a Domestic Violence Accusation
These cases can prove difficult to provide the appropriate amount of reasonable doubt because they often boil down to “he said, she said,” testimonies. That said, we will look at your personal history, the events that occurred during the altercation, and whether or not law enforcement officials followed all applicable policies. At the end of the day, we will use our extensive experience, strong reputation in the community, and immutable facts to protect your rights.