A reputation for legal excellence: Attorney Vincent Hughes

At the Law Offices of Vincent Hughes in San Bernardino, our legal team is committed to providing fierce legal advocacy and knowledgeable legal counsel to those who are facing accusations of domestic violence. If you face domestic violence charges, exercise your right to remain silent and contact our office. The earlier our firm gets involved, the better it could be for your case.

When a domestic violence charge becomes a felony

Many domestic violence charges are misdemeanors, while others are filed as a felony, with heavier penalties imposed by the court in a conviction. The factors that could lead to a felony domestic violence charge include the following:

  • You have prior domestic violence convictions
  • You have prior convictions for other violent crimes
  • It is alleged that bodily harm or sexual assault was inflicted on a minor
  • You are accused of committing a sexual assault
  • The alleged victim suffered physical harm

What are the penalties for a domestic violence offense?

In California, even if the victim recants and wants the charges to be dropped, the decision lies with the prosecutor. The penalties imposed can include the following:

  • For a misdemeanor conviction for domestic battery, you could serve up to a year in county jail and pay a fine of up to $2,000. In some cases, the penalties could be reduced to probation, including counseling.
  • If you are convicted of a felony charge of domestic violence, you could serve up to four years in state prison. If it is alleged the case involved injuries, the sentence can be longer. You would also be required to participate in counseling.
  • If you have a history of other acts of domestic violence, assault with a weapon, sexual assault, or attempted assault within the past seven years, you could receive a sentence of up to five years and fines of up to $10,000.
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Why choose us?

Not all lawyers are blessed with the legal talent you will find in attorney Vincent Hughes. Mr. Hughes delivers personalized legal counsel and is honest, trustworthy, and respectful. He is there to help his clients through the legal process at every step. Mr. Hughes believes his clients deserve highly competent and diligent representation, personal support, and honesty. He stays in close communication throughout every phase of the legal process. He offers a client portal, text messaging with a calendar, reminders for all hearing dates and important events, and written status updates following every hearing to keep them informed.

Schedule a case evaluation with our criminal defense lawyer in San Bernardino today for a fast response. Domestic violence charges are serious and could affect your future opportunities and freedoms in a conviction. Do not hesitate to meet with a criminal defense lawyer to discuss a strategy for your case.

At the Law Offices of Vincent Hughes in San Bernardino, our team is committed to providing skilled legal counsel to every client we represent. We also make our services much more accessible by offering financing through Client Credit. Contact our law office today to schedule a consultation to get started on your case. You can’t afford not to hire our firm!

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