If you are the victim of domestic violence, seeking help for yourself and your family is a necessary step toward safety and healing. However, knowing that does not make taking this step any easier. You may be uncertain, afraid, and concerned for your future as well as about what will happen to the abuser.
At The Law Offices of Robert G. Cummings, our Redwood City attorney understands how difficult this is and he is here to offer you his insight and support as you move toward a safer future. Contact the firm to begin pursuing a positive outcome!
If you are worried about reaching out for help or unsure of who you can talk to, know that when you speak to our lawyer, all information that you discuss is completely confidential. We can answer all of your questions in a safe place and you are not obligated to take any action if you should decide against it.
When dealing with situations of domestic violence or abuse, you may choose to take action through a civil or criminal law process. If you want to press charges against your abuser, you must start by filing a police report. After this, the abuser may be arrested or taken into police custody. Local law enforcement officials, shelters, and help hotlines can provide you with information about where to go and how to protect yourself and your family after this action is taken.
You may need to face your abuser in court, and retain legal representation. If you have suffered injuries of any kind, seek immediate medical attention. Be sure to consult with your doctor about how to document the injuries, as this evidence can be used in court.
You are not required to press charges or pursue a criminal case. There are also civil options that you can take, which are not focused on establishing guilt or innocence, but are focused on getting protection or compensation.
These options could include the following:
If you are ready to take either of these legal actions, please contact our Redwood City domestic violence lawyer. He can guide you through this process while doing everything in his power to protect your safety and your rights.
At our firm, our lawyer can assist families, spouses, partners, or children of those who commit domestic violence. Please view our list of resources for victims in order to get all the information about the legal process that you need. We offer free, confidential consultations with our Redwood City domestic violence attorney. If you are experiencing a medical emergency or your life is being threatened, please seek immediate help by calling 911.
If you would like to speak to us over the phone, please call (650) 620-7290.