Berkeley Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
San Francisco Bay Area Abuse Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with domestic assault, child abuse, violating a restraining order or other form of domestic violence in the San Francisco Bay Area, you need the protection of an experienced California family law attorney to protect your rights.
Allegations of Abuse Should Not Go Unchallenged
I am attorney Martin "Jamie" Elmer, of Berkeley, California. I have more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights of people charged with domestic violence, particularly when in the middle of a divorce. Falsely accusing a spouse of domestic assault or child abuse is a common tactic to gain an upper hand in a custody battle during a divorce. Interviewing the victim to determine whether a secret motivation lies behind the charges requires skill and experience, particularly when a child victim is involved. I thoroughly investigate to make sure the charges have not been exaggerated or do not exceed the reality of what may have occurred during the domestic argument.
Will You Go to Jail?
Alameda County and other counties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area often have options available to help people charged with first-offense domestic violence avoid a jail sentence. I work with county prosecutors to find options that will allow you to stay out of jail and avoid a conviction on your record, including violent offender education programs.
Oakland Domestic Abuse Attorney · Alameda County TRO Violation Defense Lawyer
From my offices in Berkeley, California, I represent clients in family law matters throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Alameda County and Oakland. Call me at (510) 644-2411 or contact my office by e-mail to arrange a FREE consultation to discuss your legal issue with an experienced Berkeley domestic violence defense attorney.
Martin "Jamie" Elmer, Esq. is recognized as a Certified Family Law Specialist by California State Bar