Domestic Violence – Relationship Abuse

Attorney Lucy S. McAllister vigorously defends Californians who have been charged charged or wrongfully accused of spousal abuse, or domestic violence.

Has someone called 911? Someone who wanted help to negotiate a dispute or was just trying to intervene? Just because you didn’t lie about what happened, you got arrested! People are falsely charged with domestic abuse / violence all the time. Lucy S. McAllister is a criminal defense attorney who will represent you against false allegations of domestic violence, spousal abuse and child abuse.

If you have been accused of spousal abuse domestic violence in California, you MUST  take the charge seriously, even if you did not commit the crime. Once you have been arrested your accuser will have all the power. Over and over again they will have you thrown into jail, just because they can. Do not let this happen to you. You must fight the case from the very beginning. Immigration consequences, child support/visitation consequences, felony convictions will haunt you far beyond the first fight. Do not give in, let us defend you. A misdemeanor conviction for spousal abuse could result in a year in the county jail. A felony conviction can result in up to three years in state prison. Either conviction triggers a 52-week anger management program which can cost $1,500.00. Sentences can vary from volunteer work to serious jail time. Even in a clear case against you, often the case can be reduced to a lesser charge such as disturbing the peace or trespassing. Sentences can be negotiated to avoid jail all time. Why would you go to jail for something that we can help you prove that you didn’t do?

Recent laws, intended to protect victims, often victimize innocent people. District Attorneys often pursue spousal abuse cases even when the alleged victim admits that they lied about the abuse, or the police exaggerated their complaints. DA’s often believe the victim is simply trying to protect their alleged abuser from jail or a criminal record.

If you have been arrested for spousal abuse or a related offense such as battery, assault, criminal threats, threatening phone calls, damaged phone lines, intimidating a witness or victim, or false imprisonment you need a local law firm with the experience to expertise to defend you. Contact us, so that we can help you!

At the law offices of Lucy S. McAllister Inc, our goal is vigorously to defend Californians who have been charged or accused of criminal offenses, including charges of domestic violence and relationship abuse.

For an initial confidential consultation, and for more information please e-mail us or call us at (877) 280-9944 – 24 hours a day.

Criminal Defense Attorney Lucy S. McAllister defends clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area who have been accused, charged, or arrested for criminal offenses in Santa Clara County, San Benito County, San Mateo County, Monterey County, Alameda County, and San Francisco County. Clients come to us from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including communities such as Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Salinas, Monterey, San Benito, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Gilroy, San Martin, and Morgan Hill, Redwood City, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Newark, and Hayward.