Alameda Criminal Defense Attorney: Domestic Violence
Domestic violence allegations, including child abuse, spousal abuse, child neglect, physical abuse, assault, and stalking, are some of the most common reasons for arrest in California. At my office in Hayward, California, I focus my practice exclusively in the area of criminal defense, and I have significant experience representing people charged with domestic assault. I handle cases exclusively in Alameda County. I am a former Alameda County Deputy District Attorney, and I have been a criminal defense lawyer defending people for more than 20 years. If you or a loved one has been arrested for domestic assault, I can help. Call (510) 582-9090 to schedule a free consultation.
Your Rights/Victims Right to Not Testify
If you have been arrested on a domestic violence charge, you have rights that are protected by the United States and California Constitutions. You also have statutory rights. In addition, the alleged “victim,” may have statutory and Constitutional rights that he or she may invoke should that individual not want to testify against you. You also have many choices. When you meet with me for your free consultation, I will explain your rights, listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and explain your options. I will give you an honest assessment of your situation, including the possible penalties for your alleged crime if you are convicted.
Plea Bargains vs. Jury Trial
If you want to plead guilty and accept a plea bargain, I will provide you with advice that you should follow to help me negotiate the best possible plea agreement. If you want to take your case to trial, I have significant trial experience. As a former Deputy District Attorney and a criminal defense attorney, I have the trial experience to provide an aggressive defense at trial. I also have the experience to recognize a fair offer by the prosecution. In every case, I will put your needs and rights first, and I will dedicate myself to protecting you.
Call Now to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you have been arrested on a domestic violence charge, please telephone (510) 582-9090 to schedule a free consultation, or contact me online.
Louis J. Goodman, Attorney at Law
1290 B Street, Suite 307
Hayward, CA 94541
I represent clients in Alameda County, including Hayward, Union City, Newark, Fremont, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Dublin, Piedmont, Emeryville, Pleasanton, Livermore, Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda.