California Domestic Violence PC 273.5 Penalties
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California Domestic Violence PC 273.5 Penalties

California Domestic Violence Penalties According to California Penal Code, it is illegal to use physical force or threaten to harm an intimate partner. Penalties for violating California domestic violence laws vary depending on the defendant’s previous criminal record and the seriousness of the injuries to a partner. Most counties, though, have a minimum 30-day jail sentence even if the incident is a first-time misdemeanor conviction. In addition, defendants who are convicted of domestic violence are typically required to participate in a 52-week domestic abuser class. The worst part of a domestic violence conviction is the taint the conviction puts on your criminal record that could have negative consequences when you try to gain employment, obtain state licensing, or apply for housing loans. Legal Defenses to Domestic Violence Charges PC 273.5 There are number of legal defenses to domestic violence charges pursuant to PC 273.5. The most common…

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Los Angeles Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Upset woman about to slap her partner the living room

Los Angeles Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Los Angeles Domestic Violence Lawyer Experienced Los Angeles domestic violence defense lawyer, R. J. Manuelian has been successful in representing clients arrested or charged with domestic violence in California. Per California Penal Code Section 273.5(a) PC, it is illegal to injure a spouse, cohabitant or fellow parent in an act of domestic violence. This offense is also referred to as domestic abuse, domestic violence, or corporal injury to a spouse. Penalties for violating California domestic violence laws vary depending on the defendant's previous criminal record and the seriousness of the injuries to a partner. Under California’s Three Strikes law cases of domestic violence which involve extreme injuries can qualify as a "strike" and this conviction can be used to enhance penalties for future offenses. Domestic Violence Allegation Requires the Assistance of an Experienced Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Domestic violence allegations are serious and can land you in court even if the alleged victim recants a previous statement…

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