Domestic Violence

framed_image_3If you, or someone you know, have been charged with a domestic violence, you should immediately contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Immediate intervention by a skilled criminal lawyer can protect your rights.  Raven Law has extensive experience handling domestic violence cases.  A criminal lawyer provides qualified and knowledgeable legal representation you will need when disputing these types of charges. If you retain our office, we will thoroughly investigate, closely advise you, and aggressively defend your case.

Domestic assault is the act of threatening or physically attacking a member of your family or household. It is a serious allegation and can result with you being sent to prison if convicted. When police are called to handle a domestic violence case they will routinely arrest someone whether or not they have any direct evidence that proves the allegation. It is important to act quickly when arrested for such a charge as the penalties could end up affecting you and your relationship with your family for the rest of your life.

POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES:
• Fine
• Imprisonment
• Anger management/counseling /perpetrator treatment
• Protective Orders
• Loss of child custody
• Loss of right to bear arms

COMMON CHARGES/STATUTES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW:

Penal Code § 243 (e)(1)

When a battery is committed against a spouse, a person with whom the defendant is cohabiting, a person who is the parent of the defendant’s child, former spouse, fiancé, or fiancée, or a person with whom the defendant currently has, or has previously had, a dating or engagement relationship, the battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
If probation is granted, or the execution or imposition of the sentence is suspended, it shall be a condition thereof that the defendant participate in, for no less than one year, and successfully complete, a batterer’s treatment program, as described in Section 1203.097, or if none is available, another appropriate counseling program designated by the court.

Penal Code § 273.5

(a) Any person who willfully inflicts upon a person who is his or her spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or the mother or father of his or her child, corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000) or by both that fine and imprisonment.

(e) (1) Any person convicted of violating this section for acts occurring within seven years of a previous conviction under subdivision (a), or subdivision (d) of Section 243, or Section 243.4, 244, 244.5, or 245, shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison for two, four, or five years, or by both imprisonment and a fine of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

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If you, or someone you know, has been charged with domestic violence, it is vital that you obtain an experienced criminal lawyer. Raven Law will provide expert criminal defense advice to assist you in your case. Call today: (916)-300-1600.