CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS

STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS IF YOU ARE ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

While the reality of domestic violence is well documented, specific accusations may be false. When couples split up, one partner may make an exaggerated or false allegation for revenge, for strategic advantage in a divorce, or for many other reasons. The Law Offices of Alin Cintean helps you stand up for your rights if you are accused of domestic violence in Northern California.

TYPES OF ABUSE PROHIBITED BY CALIFORNIA LAWS

For more than a decade, Alin Cintean has focused entirely on criminal law, building up extensive experience refuting domestic violence accusations in California, such as:

  • Elder abuse — Including physical or emotional abuse, neglect or endangerment of a victim 65 years or older, or financial elder abuse through fraud or duress. When physical and financial elder abuse are charged together, our astute advocate combines white collar criminal defense with a vigorous defense against physical abuse charges.
  • Child abuse — Corporal punishment, cruel or inhumane treatment or physical aggression that cause even a slight injury
  • Corporal Injury — Inflicting injury on a spouse, cohabitant or parent of your child resulting in even a slight injury such as a bruise or swelling
  • Domestic battery — Inflicting force or violence on a fiancé, cohabitant, the parent of your child or your current or former spouse or dating partner, even where there is no physical injury
  • Criminal threats — Instilling fear by threatening to kill or intentionally harm someone
  • Child endangerment — Willfully allowing a child in your care to suffer harm, or endangering the child’s health or safety

Many domestic violence crimes are categorized in California law as “crimes of moral turpitude.” A crime of moral turpitude impacts your future employment and professional licensing prospects. Let the Law Offices of Alin Cintean help you avoid or minimize these serious consequences.

LEARN HOW PEOPLE OBTAIN A RESTRAINING ORDER

Are you suddenly ordered to leave your home? Are you prevented from having contact with your children? Civil or criminal courts issue restraining orders ex parte, meaning based only on your accuser’s claim. The order prohibits contact with your accuser, and often with your children. A restraining order can affect your employment and your personal relationships.

In domestic violence cases, a police officer can telephone a judge at any time and obtain a “protective order” based only on your accuser’s claim. Violating a restraining order is a separate crime, with serious sanctions. If you are the subject of such stay-away orders, obtain an experienced criminal attorney to discover ways of modifying the order or having it withdrawn altogether.

CRIMINAL PROTECTIVE ORDERS OR NO-CONTACT ORDERS IN CALIFORNIA LAW

If a prosecutor files criminal charges, the state also seeks a criminal protective order, or no-contact order, from the court. This order prohibits the accused from calling, emailing or otherwise contacting the accuser except through attorneys. Sometimes the accused is ordered out of his/her home. The order may include a directive to maintain a specific distance, leading to uncomfortable situations where you must vacate a store, a friend’s home or a parent-teacher conference because your ex-spouse has arrived.

Probation terms may also include a criminal protective order. After a domestic violence conviction, the court or probation officer may order that there be no contact with the victim by the convicted abuser. That order might also limit or prohibit contact with your children.

THE EFFECT OF TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS

A person alleging domestic violence can also obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO) from the civil courts. A TRO is valid until the court holds a hearing at which the accused can present his/her side of the story. After the hearing, the court may issue a restraining order (RO), usually valid for three years.

DISCOVER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS WITH ALIN CINTEAN

The Law Offices of Alin Cintean works with you to find creative and responsible solutions for domestic violence issues. Our criminal defense team handles domestic violence investigations and defense in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. Contact us online or by telephone at (916) 441-3500 to arrange a consultation.

555 Capitol Mall, Suite 755
Sacramento, CA 95814 US
Phone: (916) 441-3500
Alin Cintean is Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Alin is a great lawyer. His experience as a prosecutor really counts and helps him understand how the legal systems works.

-Robert, Former Client

He always made me feel like we are putting our best foot forward and I felt that I was in good hands.

- Julian, Former Client

I don't have enough words to thank Alin for his work in getting my case dismissed.

- Antonio, Former Client

Alin was incredibly responsive. He jumped right on the case, talked with my son and with the DA the same afternoon I contacted him.

- Christie, Mother of Former Client

I endorse this lawyer. He is incredibly bright and knowledgeable, and his experience as a District Attorney gives him insight into his criminal practice.

- Deanna Duncan, Attorney, Reviewed on AVVO.COM

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Always been able to answer any question at the drop of a hat, and he is always spot on.

- Thomas Baker, Attorney, Reviewed on AVVO.COM
555 Capitol Mall #755
Sacramento, CA 95814 US
Phone: (916) 441-3500

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