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Orange County Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders Lawyer

Protect Your Rights After a Domestic Violence Accusation

At the Law Offices of Caroline R. Hahn, we provide skilled defense representation for individuals facing domestic violence charges in California. Domestic violence allegations include battery, assault, false imprisonment, or violation of a criminal protective order or restraining order. These charges are categorized as domestic violence because of the relationship between the people involved in the allegations. If the alleged victim in the case is a spouse, mother or father of your child, an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, or current significant other, or other family members, like your father or mother, you will be facing mandatory classes and fines if you are convicted. If you are the parent of a child and you are accused of physically abusing or putting your child in a dangerous situation, the case will fall under domestic violence law. Not only are you facing serious legal implications if you are arrested and charged with domestic violence charges, you will not be able to live with your spouse or other family member who is the alleged victim in the case. This means you may be separated from your family and even your child.

And if you are not a United States citizen, domestic violence charges can lead to negative immigration consequences. Our Orange County criminal defense attorneys understand the unique challenges Koreans and other immigrants face when domestic abuse accusations are made.

We Know Criminal Law and Immigration Law

Having an Orange county criminal defense lawyer who has in-depth knowledge of the criminal law system and immigration system will go a long way in protecting your rights and your future. Do not wait to contact our firm if you have been accused of domestic abuse.

We represent clients throughout Orange County and surrounding counties, who have been accused of:

  • Spousal abuse
  • Child abuse/endangerment
  • Elder abuse

We have a criminal law, immigration law and family law background. This is important because we know how these cases are handled and how they can impact the outcome of your other cases. Our knowledge allows us to find the best solution for you based on your specific needs and circumstances.

Immigration Issues After a Domestic Violence Incident

Domestic violence convictions can have serious implications on your immigration status. You can face deportation and mandatory removal. Attorney Caroline R. Hahn understands immigration law and what options may be available when domestic abuse charges are involved.

We have the ability to fight your immigration case and criminal case, making sure both cases are given thorough representation from our lawyer who is known for ethical and reputable service.

Restraining Orders Common After Accusations

Restraining orders under the family law code or protective orders under the criminal law code need to be taken seriously. Once the court issues a restraining order, it can remain in the California system for up to three years. A restraining order can harm your ability to find a job, housing and even make it difficult to see your children in some cases.

Also, some people are falsely accused of committing violence upon their family member or significant others. They have to go to family court and defend themselves so a restraining order is not issued against them. If this is your situation, our Orange County attorneys can assist in defending you at these hearings so a restraining order is not mistakenly issued against you. If you are in a custody battle or contentious divorce with your spouse, your spouse may request a restraining order in family court based on false allegations. You need to protect and defend yourself.

We can review your situation and explore all options to reduce the impact of an accusation on your life, including your ability to pursue employment opportunities, care for your family, or affect your immigration status.

Contact Us

Our office is in Santa Ana, and we represent clients in the surrounding areas. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense lawyer by calling 714-530-3104 or by filling out our online form. We speak Korean and Spanish.

Client Reviews
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"Caroline is an excellent attorney! In my first meeting with her, I knew she would do a good job. She has excellent communication skills and is fair, honest, courteous and considerate... I am very grateful for how she fought for me and how she shared excellent points to help prove my innocence. She laid out a thorough closing argument leading to a quick NOT GUILTY conclusion by the jury... I will forever be grateful for her services." R.L.
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"Thank you so much, Caroline! I am sober and working a 12 step program in AA. You are awesome and I appreciate all your help." T.D.
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"If you are looking for an attorney, who is smart, tough, but also understanding, don't hesitate to hire Caroline. Thank you, Caroline!" H.B.