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Domestic Violence

Northern California Domestic Violence Attorney

“Domestic violence” is an umbrella term that includes a variety of criminal offenses. If you have been accused of, arrested for, or charged with spousal assault, child abuse or any other domestic violence crime, it is important for you to know that you face stiff punishments if convicted. The possible sentence for a domestic violence conviction can include fines, a year in county jail, mandatory anger management classes as well as other possible significant consequences, including:

  • No-contact orders or loss of custody of your children
  • Monetary compensation to abuse shelters
  • Loss of your right to possess firearms for 10 years (or life if convicted of felony level domestic violence)
  • Loss of job opportunities and certain membership privileges
  • Immigration consequences such as deportation, removal or denial of naturalization for non-citizens

The possible consequences of a domestic assault charge are too great to face it alone. The Law Office of John Stanko can help protect your future. Contact an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer today.

Dedicated Solely to Defending the Rights of the Accused

Whether you want to fight a domestic violence charge because you are innocent or you feel you have a good defense, I can help. I have more than a decade of experience with domestic violence cases and I have been dedicated exclusively to criminal defense during my entire career. I understand the difficulties of criminal cases involving family violence and the reasons why spouses sometimes make false allegations of abuse.

As your defense attorney I will manage every aspect of your defense personally. Because I am a sole practitioner, I have the ability to focus on and treat every client as if they were my only client.

From offices in San Rafael and Vallejo, California, my law firm defends clients in San Francisco, Berkley and all over the Bay Area against all domestic violence-related charges including spousal abuse, domestic assault, making terroristic threats, child abuse, assault and battery and others.

Start the Defense of Your Rights Today

For a free consultation and to learn more about how I can defend your rights against a domestic violence charge, call at 415-755-8899, or contact me directly at my San Rafael firm, the Law Office of John Stanko Serving the citizens of Napa and neighboring counties throughout northern California.

Client Reviews
In today’s time and turmoil, it is truly rare to find an individual to be so knowledgeable, honest, and integrity not compromised. A rare asset “a gem” to the profession. For anyone seeking legal counsel. I say go no further then Attorney John Stanko. Mr. Stanko is able, dependable, and if all possible will help to resolve your situation. A fine gentleman indeed! Dr. Henri and Evelyn LePre
Dear John Stanko, I'm sorry this is so late! But I want you to know how much I appreciate your understanding and your expertise in court! You are a great lawyer and I thank-you so much for helping us in a time of need. I wish you much success in all that you set out to do. Rose B.
When I first called John Stanko for his services, he was professional and courteous. Although I was a first time client, he accommodated me to make the process as easy as possible. John was very prompt in returning my phone calls and followed up with my cases in a timely manner. I had several cases in two counties along with a suspended license case which John took care of. Mark Aguirre