In California, a domestic violence offence can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor. Depending on the specific allegation and facts involved, the offences are very serious and you will need an experienced and committed California domestic violence lawyer to help advise you and walk you through the criminal justice system to obtain the best results possible.
Domestic Violence Charges in California Vary. Common Offenses include:
In California, you can be charged with domestic battery if you: 1) use any type of force, 2) no matter how slight, and 3) visible injuries are not required.
This offence can be charged as a misdemeanor, if there are slight injuries or no injuries at all. If the victim actually suffers injuries, you can be charged with aggravated battery.
Possible penalties for this charge include one year in county jail to four years in state prison. This charge is a wobbler; therefore, it may be charged as a felony or misdemeanor.
This offense is a wobbler and can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the facts of the offense.
A conviction of this offense can be punished by up to one year in jail or three years in state prison.
This offense can be charged as a misdemeanor, which includes up to one year in jail or a felony, which carries up to four years in prison.
If this offense is charged as a misdemeanor, it carries a term of up to one year in jail. If it is charged as a felony, it carries a penalty of up to four years in prison.
This offense is a felony, which carries a penalty of one year in jail or up to four years in prison
Stalking is a wobbler. It carries the penalty of up to one year in jail to three years in state prison.
Victims in Domestic Violence Charges are defined as Intimate Partners, such as:
Our Domestic Attorney in California can help you handle your current charges to obtain favorable results. We can dismiss cases or negotiate to a lesser charge, depending on the facts involved in your case.
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