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U.S. News Best Law FirmsIf you are facing domestic violence charges in Monterey County, call an experienced defense lawyer who can explain your options for resolving the case. Contact The Worthington Law Centre in Salinas or San Francisco for a free consultation.

Our understanding of California domestic violence law and your due process rights can protect you not only from the risk of a criminal conviction but also from the burdens of criminal restraining orders that can be issued while charges of domestic assault or family violence are pending against you.

Facing charges for domestic violence in Monterey County? Contact us at (831) 704-1852 to consult with a knowledgeable lawyer.

What is Domestic Violence in California?

Under California Law, domestic violence is defined as abuse that is committed against an intimate partner. Abuse is committed when a person recklessly or intentional uses physical force or threatens the use of physical force against an intimate partner.

Penalties for Domestic Violence in Monterey County

In the state of California, a domestic violence conviction can result in stiff penalties. Some possible penalties include:

  • Jail time
  • Victim restitution
  • Fines
  • Loss of child custody
  • Loss of gun rights
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Mandatory participation in a batterers’ program

If you are facing charges for domestic violence, our Salinas domestic violence lawyer has the experience needed to craft an effective defense for your case.

Cases We Handle

In many cases, a domestic violence arrest and formal investigation by the District Attorney’s Office might occur days or weeks before formal criminal charges are filed. Our lawyers have the experience necessary to take full advantage of the opportunity to engage with the prosecution before the District Attorney’s office becomes committed to a specific set of charges.

Our defense attorneys handle such domestic violence situations as the following:

  • Misdemeanor or felony assault charges
  • Violations of criminal restraining orders
  • Probation violations or domestic violence allegations filed during a period of pretrial release
  • Criminal harassment or stalking cases
  • Domestic violence cases related to investigations initiated by a mandated reporter such as a teacher, nurse, or social worker
  • Threats or harassment charges against people incarcerated in jail or prison

We also manage your case to minimize the possibility that a domestic violence conviction might affect your career, professional license, child custody situation, or immigration status.

Enlist Help From a Salinas Domestic Violence Attorney

For more information about our resourceful and proactive approach to domestic violence defense in Monterey County, contact The Worthington Law Centre in Salinas or San Francisco. 

Notable Cases & Results

  • Dismissed Domestic Violence Allegation
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor; No Jail Time Imposed. Possession of Assault Weapon
  • Probation, Home Confinement and No Sex-Offender Man Accused of Using Craig's List to Contact Minor for Sex
  • Dismissed Rape Charges
  • Probation Molest Victim Charged with Attempted Murder of His Assailant
  • Convicted of Lesser Offense Voluntary Manslaughter
    Coach from Robert Louis Stevenson School Charged with Murder of His Daughter's Boyfriend Convicted of Lesser Offense of Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanor Treatment with Probation and No Jail Local Retired Dentist Charged with Felony Child Endangerment Facing a Six Year Prison Term
  • Probation and Only One Strike 18-Year-Old Young Man Facing Six Years in State Prison and Two Strikes
  • Probation 28 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 13 Years in State Prison for Weapons Charges with Gang Enhancements
  • Not Guilty Verdicts Sleep Technician Accused of Touching Patients in a Sexual Manner
    Sleep Technician Accused of Touching Patients in a Sexual Manner Receives Not Guilty Verdicts on All Charges Except One Resulting in a Hung Jury

Our Testimonials

See What Our Clients Have to Say
  • “My family and I will never forget all that you and your staff have done for us.”

    August J S.

  • “I was glad I called Tom & his group”

    Mel Jenkins

  • “Hard work, diligence and perseverance. ”


  • “I can’t express enough how satisfied I was with your services and your professional staff. ”

    Former Client

  • “Worthington law firm worked at providing the highest quality of professionalism and attention to detail that I needed to prove my innocence and to win my case.”

    Darla M.

  • “On behalf of my entire family, thank you so much, Brian, for your amazing efforts and superhuman compassion as you shepherded us through this awful experience.”

    James K.

  • “I personally feel you did a superb job, and I thank you once again. ”

    Mario C.

  • “Successful results with my criminal case that was my concern.”

    Mrs. Cortez

  • “The hard work, your time, your perseverance, your dedication and your efforts, helped in the end result of Emma’s Case.”

    Guadalupe B.

  • “No words can truly express our complete satisfaction with their services.”

    Hipolity & Leticia M.

  • “From the very beginning of my legal tribulation, Mr. Brian Worthington and his team- showed genuine interest.”


  • “This has been anxiety-filled process, but we could not imagine having hired a better firm to get us though this process. Our gratitude for everything.”

    John & Cynthia B.

  • “Tom and Brian Worthington are the real deal!”

    Nick B.