Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer Bill Makler

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William C. Makler is a Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney who represents individuals accused of domestic violence. With 20 years criminal justice experience, Mr. Makler has defended thousands of cases in court. District attorneys, police officers, and the State of California take domestic violence charges very seriously. An officer called to the scene of a domestic disturbance will almost always arrest a person accused of spousal abuse. Similarly, the District Attorney will almost always file the charge, regardless of whether the victim wants them to.

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Hire a Lawyer Before You Say Anything!

It cannot be said often enough: No matter what you are charged with, you should usually not say anything to the police without a lawyer present. It is usually unwise to tell your side of the story or try to talk your way out of an arrest - you will quite possibly end up getting yourself in even more trouble. Dealing with the criminal justice system can be complex, and the guidance of an experienced lawyer is often very helpful.

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What types of penalties do I face?

If convicted of domestic violence charges in California, you may face incarceration, formal probation, 12 months of battery treatment classes, fines, restitution, and a permanent criminal record for domestic or spousal abuse.

If you have been arrested for spousal battery or domestic abuse in the greater Santa Barbara area, you need an experienced Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Atorney to represent you. Attorney William C. Makler has 20 years experience dealing with the complexities and challenges of the criminal justice system. Whether you wish to enter into a plea agreement or take your case to trial, Mr. Makler has the knowledge and experience required to help guide you through the process and to achieve satisfying results. Again, to be contacted about a free and confidential consultation, simply fill in your information at left.

Call us now at (805) 892-4922 for a free, no obligation consultation, or fill in your information in the contact form to the right and Mr. Makler will get back to you as soon as possible, frequently within a few minutes.

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