California Domestic Violence Attorney
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Arrest
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Pretrial Release
Investigation
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Arraignment
Pretrial Conference
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Domestic Abuse
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Invasion of Privacy
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Punishment
Trial Issues
Frequently Asked Questions
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Pretrial Conference

A Pretrial Conference is a court appearance in a misdemeanor criminal case which is set at the Arraignment in a California criminal case. The Pretrial Conference is where the Judge, Prosecutor and Defense Attorney discuss the charges against the accused and the possibility of settling the case without a Trial. In some Califoria counties, the Judge may order the accused to participate in any one of a number of treatment programs as a condition of modifying protective orders which had previously been issued by the domestic violence court. The typical modification is to allow for peaceful contact between the accused and the complainant.

California law entitles the accused to Discovery of any information the prosecution has or may obtain which is the product of the domestic violence investigation. This is an ongoing obligation of the prosecution through Trial which California Penal Code section 1054 requires. Accordingly, the prosecution may produce additional investigative materials such as witness statements, medical records, photographs and tape recordings at the Pretrial Conference.

Pretrial release conditions will be discussed if there have been any violation of order issued by the Judge since the Arraignment.

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California domestic violence cases are very serious criminal cases. An arrest for domestic battery, domestic assault, criminal threats or stalking may result in an actual jail sentence, large fines, mandatory 52 weeek batterer's treatment program, and other punishment. For that reason, it is critical for you to have a qualified locally based California criminal defense lawyer handling your domestic vioelnce case from the beginning. If you or someone you know has been accused of domestic violence, we invite you to read the information contained in this website and welcome you to call our office and discuss your case with Mr. Tayac. If you prefer, you may submit a confidential case questionnaire which will be reviewed by Mr. Tayac and receive a prompt response.

If you hire Robert Tayac to handle your domestic violence case, you will know that your case is being properly handled by an experienced California domestic violence defense lawyer.

Experienced Domestic Violence Lawyer

The stakes are high in a California domestic violence case. A criminal conviction for domestic battery or criminal threats in California may result in jail, large fines, mandatory domestic violence counseling sessions which meet weekly for one year, mandatory alcohol education classes, personal conduct orders, stay away orders, temporary restraining orders, and other punishment. For that reason, it is critical that that a person charged with domestic assault, domestic battery, criminal threats or stalking have only a qualified domestic violence defense lawyer to handle the case from the earliest possible moment.

Robert Tayac is recognized as being among the top domestic violence lawyers in California and represents clients in criminal cases related to domestic violence, assault and battery, and applications for and responses to restraining orders. Attorneys, investigators and experts working with this highly specialized law office represent clients in the Northern California criminal courts located in San Francisco, San Mateo Marin, Alameda, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Sonoma and Napa counties. Additionally, lawyers of this law firm represent clients seeking or defending against temporary restraining orders and no harassment orders before the superior courts of San Francisco, San Rafael, Redwood City, South San Francisco, Napa, Oakland, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, San Jose and Santa Rosa. The firm accepts only California domestic battery cases, California temporary restraining order actions or California driving under the influence cases.

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The stakes are high in a California domestic violence case. An arrest for domestic battery, domestic assault, criminal threats or stalking in California may result in actual jail, large fines, mandatory 52 weeek batterer's treatment program, mandatory alcohol education classes, and other punishment. For that reason, it is important that you have only a qualified California criminal defense lawyer handling your domestic violence case from the beginning. If you or someone you know has been or may be accused of domestic violence, we invite you to read the information contained in this website and welcome you to call our office and discuss your case with a domestic violence lawyer. If you prefer, you may submit a confidential case questionnaire which will be reviewed by a member of our firm and receive a prompt response.

If you hire Robert Tayac to handle your domestic violence case, you will know your case is being properly handled by a knowledgeable, experienced, and trustworthy California criminal defense lawyer.

Office Locations and Areas We Serve

Mr. Tayac represents clients who have been arrested in the following counties as well as other cities throughout California and can meet clients at one of several office locations in Northern California.

Resources

This website is about California’s domestic violence laws and the San Francisco and Bay Area courts. Domestic violence cases in California frequently must be fought. Many people arrested for domestic violence are innocent. A person doesn't have to commit a crime to be taken to jail by the police, especially in domestic abuse cases.