Domestic Violence Defense Attorney In Sacramento
How Does California Define Domestic Violence? What Criteria Do They Look for?
In California, there are two different kinds of domestic violence: misdemeanor and felony. Misdemeanor domestic violence is under Penal Code 243(e)(1), which defines the crime of domestic battery or domestic violence as using force against an intimate partner. It must be willful and unlawful force, such as intentionally smacking or hitting your intimate partner. In California, an intimate partner is a spouse, former spouse, fiancé, dating partner, co-parent, or anybody whom you’ve had a relationship like that with at any time. That means if you hit a former fiancé, that’s still domestic violence, even if you haven’t been together for several years…Read More
If You Are Accused Of Domestic Violence, Contact Our Sacramento Ca Criminal Defense Lawyer Today.
Domestic Violence charges can carry lifetime consequences it is extremely important for you to contact an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney if you find yourself facing these types of charges.
In order to be charged with Domestic Violence a person must have committed a battery against a spouse, cohabitant, or intimate partner, this applies to anyone you have ever been married to or had an intimate relationship with even if you have been separated for a long time. A Domestic Violence Conviction carries significant consequences which can affect child custody, spousal support, employment, firearms rights, and of course jail or even prison time.
Domestic Violence can be either a Felony or Misdemeanor depending on the level of injury.
Domestic Violence accusations are often made in the course of a divorce, child custody battle or break up by one party attempting to get the upper hand or “get even” with the other party. A Criminal Defense Attorney experienced with Domestic Violence cases will know how to properly investigate allegations of Domestic Violence in order to effectively defend you from these attacks.
Our office has extensive experience assisting clients accused of Domestic Violence.
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