Los Angeles Domestic Abuse Lawyers
Domestic violence disputes are often extremely emotional and sensitive cases and can involve false allegations to gain an advantage in future divorce or custody proceedings.
In California, the Penal Code 273.5 PC covers cases of domestic violence.
Domestic violence refers to any violent act that is carried out against:
- A Spouse
- An Ex-Wife or Ex-Husband
- Current or previous romantic partner
- A child
- A family member
- Another person with whom the defendant lives
Domestic Violence Penalties
The penalties for a domestic violence charge depends on the circumstances surrounding the incident as well as the seriousness of the injuries sustained by the victim.
The defendant’s criminal history also plays a role in possible penalties.
The penalties that may be incurred following a misdemeanor domestic violence charge include:
- A minimum of three-years of informal probation
- A maximum of one year in a county jail.
- $6,000-10,000 in fines.
- A protective or restraining order filed against the defendant.
- Batterer’s classes
- Community Service
- Any other counseling services that the court believes will be beneficial
The penalties that may be incurred following a felony domestic violence charge include:
- Formal Probation
- 2-4 years in California State Prison
- An additional and consecutive 3-5 year sentence if the victim sustained “great bodily injury”
- A possible “strike” on the defendant’s record.
- Additional probation requirements
Jose Romero and the team of attorneys at Romero and Associates are aggressive criminal defense lawyers with experience in the Los Angeles legal community who have taken on cases involving crimes ranging from minor to major to even the high profile. Time is an extremely important factor in any criminal proceeding—if you have been charged with any crime in the Los Angeles area, the team at Romero & Associates can help.
Do not hesitate to contact us today to start the process of building your defense.
Call us today at (888) 717-4507.