Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Attorney, Family Law, Legal Advice, San Mateo County, California, San Francisco, Burlingame

San Francisco Domestic Violence Attorney
Restraining Orders • Spousal Abuse

At the Law Offices of Michael E. Marquez, our San Mateo County domestic violence attorneys help victims of domestic abuse secure restraining orders against abusive spouses and family members. Because an accusation of domestic violence can have a dramatic impact on divorce and custody proceedings, our criminal defense lawyer also represents the rights of clients who have been named in restraining orders or charged with domestic assault.

Responsive, Personalized Domestic Abuse Defense

Domestic abuse can be a difficult crime to prove or disprove. Often the only witnesses are the two household members involved in the dispute. Without clear physical evidence or unbiased witnesses, it is often one person's word against another.

Many family violence cases turn into criminal matters. If you are convicted, you could lose your job. Convicted police officers lose their right to carry a weapon.

If you have been charged with spousal abuse, you need a lawyer. How this case is decided could determine whether you have the right to be in your own home and whether you have child custody rights. Being named in a restraining order can severely limit your credibility in family court.

As a divorce lawyer and criminal defense attorney, Michael Marquez has handled many domestic violence cases. He knows that there may be aggravating circumstances or that the intentions of the people involved may have been misunderstood.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, contact a defense lawyer immediately before the situation has unintended consequences.

For personalized legal services and effective representation in Northern California courts, call the Law Offices of Michael E. Marquez. Contact an experienced Bay Area domestic violence lawyer.