Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer conveniently located in Santa Ana, serving Fullerton Court, Newport Beach Court, Santa Ana Court, Westminster Court, and San Bernardino, Riverside , and Los Angeles Counties.


California Restraining Order Attorney Conveniently Located in Santa Ana


If you have been accused of criminal domestic violence in Santa Ana or any other city in Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, or Los Angeles County, or are subject to a temporary restraining order, you need effective legal representation.


A conviction on a Domestic Violence criminal charge in Santa Ana, or any other City, can result in jail time, a criminal record and the loss of your child custody and visitation rights.


The Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC, conveniently located in Santa Ana, next to Tustin, is a firm experienced in the defense of domestic violence charges. We have helped many people avoid the worst consequences of these charges and will represent you with energy and skill.


Contact us for a consultation in our Santa Ana office.


Representation in Criminal Proceedings in Santa Ana Superior Court, Fullerton Superior Court, Westminster Superior Court, Newport Beach Superior Court, and all Courts in San Bernardino, Riverside, and Los Angeles Counties


If you are the subject of a temporary restraining order, it is essential to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Attempting to represent yourself is not advised.


Our Santa Ana Criminal Law firm can represent you in the hearing in an attempt to prevent the imposition of a final restraining order. At the least, we can work to limit the specific restrictions that are included in the order. We will work energetically to avoid a final restraining order.


Our Santa Ana firm can defend you against a criminal domestic violence charge in Santa Ana Court, Fullerton Court, Newport Beach Court, Westminster Court, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County. We will prepare your case thoroughly and defend you with determination.


Overcoming False or Exaggerated Claims of Domestic Violence


We will work to build a strong and successful defense for you. We can present evidence in your favor, cross-examine witnesses and challenge the allegations of the complainant and the prosecutor. The attitude of the complainant can help greatly — whenever possible, we will attempt to enlist the complainant as an ally.


Our goal in your case will be to obtain a dismissal of the charge.


Redefining the Person


Key to defending a domestic violence charge is to redefine the person — to show you as a real person and not the brute the prosecution says you are. Our firm will take time to understand you, your personal situation and your family, so we can portray you in as favorable terms as possible.


We will seek to obtain a dismissal of the charge or to mitigate any penalties you may face. In cases involving actual abuse or threats, we can seek to obtain an alternative to conviction, possibly involving anger management counseling or alcohol or substance abuse treatment. Participation in these types of programs can go a long way toward convincing the judge to mitigate penalties.


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We can help you, regardless of whether you were arrested in, or live in, Santa Ana, Tustin, Orange, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, Buena Park, Westminster, Garden Grove, Brea, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Fountain Valley, Yorba Linda, San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, Stanton, La Habra, La Palma, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, Rancho Santa Margarita, Placentia, Los Alamitos, Lake Forrest, Seal Beach, Chino, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Ontario, Upland, Alta Loma, Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, San Diego, or Long Beach area.

Office Address:

505 North Tustin Avenue. Suite 103
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Telephone (714) 202-0217

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