California Penal Code 273(a) holds that it is a crime to willfully cause or permit a child to suffer, to inflict unjustifiable physical pain, or mental suffering on a child, and makes it a crime to permit a child to be placed in a position or situation where their health is endangered. This crime is often charged concurrent with charges of domestic battery or spousal abuse, when a child is present during the battery or abuse.
A conviction of a Domestic Violence-related charge can result in severe punishment, ranging from incarceration to steep fines, lengthy probation, community service, and/or court ordered treatment programs such as anger management courses. If you have been charged with any type of Domestic Violence, it is of paramount importance that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to advocate on your behalf. Action Defense Law will vigorously defend you against charges of DV, to ensure that your rights are protected, and to fight for a successful resolution. Contact us today to discuss your case.