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Costa Mesa Domestic Violence Attorney Garo Madenlian


Devoted to the practice of criminal law, Costa Mesa Domestic Violence Lawyer Garo Madenlian has extensive experience successfully defending clients against domestic violence charges.

If you have been arrested for allegedly committing an act of domestic violence against a family member, current or former partner / spouse, the mother or father of your child, or a roommate, it is essential that you contact a highly experienced Domestic Violence Lawyer who possesses the skills required to help you retain your freedom.

Based on circumstances, which include (but are not limited to) prior DV convictions, the age of the victim (young children or senior citizens) and the severity of harm suffered by the victim, Domestic Violence may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. A knowledgeable Domestic Violence Attorney who understands prosecutorial procedure may be able to work with the District Attorney to reduce a felony charge to a misdemeanor.

A former Deputy DA, Costa Mesa Attorney Garo Madenlian is an aggressive lawyer committed to protecting the rights of the accused, and has a unique understanding of how prosecutors approach and handle cases. He utilizes this unique understanding to ensure that his clients receive the best representation possible.

Please contact  Attorney Garo Madenlian by calling (714) 668-1100 to make an appointment for a free, in-depth consultation with one of the area’s most respected Criminal Defense Lawyers. Dedicated to providing highly personalized representation, all client communications will be addressed in a timely manner and you won’t ever be left wondering about the status of your case.

For assistance after regular business hours, please call (888) 747-5545 to speak directly to an attorney who will answer all of your questions.

Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Representation in Costa Mesa

If the accused has no prior history of domestic violence, and the victim has either relatively minor injuries or no outward signs of physical harm, the DA will generally choose to file the case as a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor DV cases may be punished by a combination of the following:

  • Minimum Jail Term not to Exceed One Year
  • Community Service
  • Monetary Fines
  • Probation (Informal)
  • Issuance of a Protective Order
  • Mandatory Counseling

Costa Mesa Felony Domestic Violence Lawyer

The DA generally chooses to file Felony DV charges when the victim has suffered serious harm, if they are extremely young or elderly, or the accused has prior domestic violence convictions. Under these circumstances, the penalties are much more severe and may include:

  • Prison Term not to Exceed Five Years
  • Community Service
  • Probation (Formal)
  • Issuance of a Protective Order
  • Mandatory Counseling

Additionally, if convicted, the defendant could be charged with a strike under California’s Three Strikes Law.

Contact a Costa Mesa Domestic Violence Attorney

Due to public policy considerations and the state’s interest in protecting those involved in either close, familial relationships or individuals who live together, the State of California imposes severe sentences upon those convicted of committing an act of domestic violence. A conviction can have life-long ramifications for the accused. Therefore, it is crucial that you retain an aggressive, passionate lawyer who is committed to safeguarding the rights of criminal defendants.

Lawyer Garo Madenlian vigorously advocates on behalf of those accused of domestic violence. Contact Costa Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney Garo Madenlian at (714) 668-1100 to schedule a complimentary consultation and in-depth analysis of your matter.




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