If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need to take it seriously. The district attorney will take it very seriously. Domestic violence or spousal abuse can include physical assault, sexual assault, or even threat of assault. You need a qualified domestic violence attorney who has the experience and determination to keep you out of jail and to help you put this difficulty in the past.

Arrested for Domestic Violence? Call Today!
At the Law Offices of Earl Carter & Associates, we know this is a terrible time for you and your family. With all the confusion, it is hard to get at the truth. Why do you need a lawyer?

This is a serious charge that could mean jail time and mandatory anger management classes.
If convicted, you will have a criminal record.
If convicted, you will be barred from owning a firearm or having one in your possession.
A conviction could affect your access to your home and family.
Your domestic assault case will be in good hands at the Law Offices of Earl Carter & Associates. We have the experience to represent you effectively. We will do everything we can to keep you out of jail. You may not even have to go to court!

Depending on the facts of the case, we will work for a dismissal of all charges or a reduction in charges. No matter what your situation, we will work to limit the damage this arrest has done and can do to you.

We know that being arrested for spousal abuse is embarrassing, but we have helped thousands of people through situations like yours. We can help you. All it takes is a phone call to begin dealing with this difficult situation. Can you afford a lawyer? Yes, you can afford an experienced lawyer from the Law Offices of Earl Carter & Associates. We keep our fees as low as possible in order to help people like you!

Spousal Abuse Arrest
What is spousal abuse? Spousal abuse is aggressive, threatening, or abusive behaviors toward your spouse. In 2004 alone, there were 46,353 arrests for domestic violence in California. What should you do if you have been arrested? Spousal abuse cases are prosecuted vigorously in Southern California. That means you need an experienced domestic abuse defense lawyer to protect your rights and defend you – an Earl Carter lawyer. Woman suffering through domestic violence.

When there are disagreements within a family, sometimes those arguments erupt into violence or threats of violence. Even a threat of violence is against the law if the threatened person feels endangered.

What is domestic violence? The California Penal Code defines abuse as “intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, or placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent, serious bodily injury to himself, herself, or another.”

Is spousal abuse always physical abuse? No. Spousal abuse includes all physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse that attempts to control another person.

Who are the victims? The victim can be anyone who has a domestic relationship with the alleged abuser. That includes his or her spouse, a former spouse, a cohabitant of the home, a former cohabitant, or the other parent of one’s child.

What really happened? Knowing the truth of what happened can be difficult. Often domestic abuse involves alcohol or drugs. The people involved often tell completely differet stories. Men are six times more likely to be charged. You need an attorney experienced in these cases.