Domestic Violence Laws In California
Domestic Violence is a giant umbrella under which several crimes are covered. The common denominator among these crimes include:
That there were domestic relations between the parties involved. It could be a spouse, ex, parent of the offenderâ€™s child, an elder, a child living in the home, or someone else cohabiting with the defendant. In addition, domestic violence includes acts of emotional, financial or physical abuse that are inflicted on the victim/s.
Here are some of the most common types of domestic violence crimes:
Elder Abuse: Which is inflicting force, violence or threat on someone over the age of 65, who is also living in the home.
Child Abuse: The court and jury will look into how severe the childâ€™s injuries are when concluding penalties.
Domestic Battery â€“ Is common where someone attempts to hurt someone else in a home, or has relations with that person. The victim does not have to suffer from injuries, only that harm was intended by the offender at the time. If someone is injured, it is considered to be a corporal injury case.
There are additional aggravating factors of the crime, including if the victim suffered serious bodily injuries, or if the offender has had a prior conviction of domestic violence.
Even though domestic violence is a serious and common crime, allegations are not always true. Your lawyer knows that, and does the investigative work needed to prove a defendantâ€™s innocence. In many domestic cases of abuse, spouses of ex partners use these allegations to gain leverage in child custody or alimony battles. If youâ€™ve been insinuated in any type of domestic abuse case, call a lawyer immediately.
Legal Defenses for Domestic Violence in California
MacGregor and Collins is based in Orange County, California, and has successfully defended those who were falsely accused. Call (949) 250-6097 to speak to a lawyer, should you be on trial for Domestic Violence.
Learn more about other California Section Penal Codes here.
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